These Harry Potter Mason Jars are the cutest and easiest craft for any age kiddo. Perfect for school supplies, and a very cute teacher appreciation gift, I’d say that this Harry Potter craft idea for back to school is a win.
Harry Potter Mason Jars
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we have done more than our fair share of Harry Potter crafts. No really, there’s a quota, and I’m well over it. LOL!
In all seriousness, though, Harry Potter back to school ideas are big in our house right now. They just want Harry Potter (and Fantastic Beasts) everything that they can find, make or imagine. The wizarding world gene is strong in our family.
So, to feed those little crafty minds with some wizarding world crafts we could do, I came up with these fun Harry Potter mason jars. Simple and fun–they’re great for anyone to make from first-time pre-k kids all the way up to college students heading back to campus. Let’s get started.
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Tips to Make These Harry Potter Crafts
- Do not feel like you have to use mason jars. You can use old pickle jars, Ball jars, Kerr jars. Whatever. As long as it’s clear glass, it should work the same as a Mason jar.
- Take your time, but don’t sweat it if it’s a little crooked. Each Harry Potter mason jar is going to be super unique and fun. Nothing says you have to be perfect at drawing on a round jar. Just sayin’.
- Ooooh! I forgot to make a Hermione…oh, but you can. Absolutely. Just do the exact same steps as you do for Harry, only skip the glasses and make the hair curly, long and wild. See? Done.
How Do I Make these Harry Potter Mason Jars?
I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.
- 3 clean glass mason jars
- 3 metal rings-optional
- Black paint pen
- Craft paint in the following colors:
- Orange, brown, burgundy, yellow, flesh, gold
- Clear sealing spray
- To begin cover two of the jars with a light coat of flesh colored craft paint, paint the third jar white and allow to dry. Add another coat or two until you are satisfied with the coverage and allow to dry thoroughly, overnight is best!
- Once your base is dry you can begin to add details, for Hedwig take the black paint pen and draw the curve of wings on each side, give his wings a random scattering of black marks. Outline his eyes and beak, set aside to dry while you work on the others.
- Outline the scarf lines and hair, draw on eyes and Harry’s glasses. Allow to dry well.
- Use a small paint brush or you can use fabric paint in the bottle with a small tip to fill in the lines of the scarves and hair with color- burgundy and yellow scarves for Gryffindor house colors, brown for HP’s hair and of course orange hair for Ron.
- Add a little lightning bolt birthmark on Harry’s forehead.
- If you had any color spill over your outlines you can go back over with your black paint pen and tidy them up.
- Once you jars are completely dry give them a coat or two of a spray sealer to help the paint stay in place a little better.
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More Harry Potter Back to School Ideas You Might Like
- Harry Potter Wands – If you’ve got a little wizard that needs to have a pointer to help them learn to read, you cannot go wrong with making a few Harry Potter wands for this. They’ll love it–and you’ll love the magical ability to help your kiddo learn to read.
- Sorting Hat Bookmark – This is the coolest Harry Potter project ever. You simply must make this bookmark for your little reader!
- Harry Potter Painted Rocks – Kids love painting, hiding–and finding–special rocks. Make some of these special Harry Potter painted rocks to leave at school or give to their teacher as a gift!
- Harry Potter Mason Jar Pencil Holders – A super fun project for your kiddos–or an amazing gift for a teacher. You decide.
- Pencil Wands for Teacher Gifts – I don’t know any teacher that doesn’t have a problem losing pencils in her class. But if you give her (or him) a handful of these great wands, they won’t lose a single one!
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