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This Harry Potter Paper Roll Craft is a Perfect Boredom Buster!

If you have a bored kiddo, making this Harry Potter paper roll craft together is the perfect way to shake up their day AND get a new toy!

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The kiddo had a blast making this fun Harry Potter paper roll craft–it’s the perfect paper puppet boredom buster!

Harry Potter Paper Roll Craft

Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we are all about finding creative ways to keep the kid happy lately. There’s nothing worse than that “I’m bored” whine and I will do just about anything to keep from hearing it. Including making a fun paper roll craft for Harry Potter.


Quick and fun, this easy paper puppet craft is all it takes for the kiddo to play for hours. Kind of magical for busing boredom, honestly. If you’re ready for a fun wizard craft, let’s get started.

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Tips to Make a Harry Potter Paper ROll Puppet

  • Don’t feel constrained that you have to make ONLY Harry. That’s all my kiddo wanted to do, but you can make Hermione by cutting out long fluffy locks. Or make Ron just by using red or orange paper for the hair. Easy swaps!
  • If you’re not feeling super capable about drawing Harry’s face, don’t sweat it. Seriously, it’s two circles with connecting lines for the glasses, then semi-circles for closed eyes, a mouth and the nose. The hardest part is the lightening scar–it’s got to be sooooo tiny!
  • Want to amp-up your wizard craft experience? Add a tiny wand made of twisted shreds of paper, make a full on Nimbus 2000 broom for Harry to ride with a chopstick and some shredded paper. Just get creative!
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How Do I Make this Harry Potter Paper Roll Craft?

I’m so glad you asked. Below is our written tutorial.

Yield: 1 Harry Potter Paper Puppet

Harry Potter Paper Roll Craft

easy harry potter paper roll craft for kids

This easy Harry Potter paper roll craft is the best way to break up a boring day. Because it's more than the activity of just making the paper puppet, it's playing with it for HOURS that is so fun!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • Paper Roll
  • Colored Craft Papers (in black, yellow, beige and brown for Harry)


  • Craft glue
  • Sharpie or marker
  • Pencil
  • Scissors


  1. Select colored craft papers for the Harry Potter paper doll patterns. Trace the patterns on the selected craft papers and cut them out nicely.  I’m using cream-coloured paper for the head patter, yellow for the muffler, dark brown for the hair and black for the gown. 
  2. Make a slit along the zigzag line inside the hair pattern. 
  3. Slide the head pattern through the slid from the bottom side of the hair pattern. Apply glue to join the paper hair and head together. 
  4. Use a black pen or marker to draw the eyes, nose, mouth and other details of the paper Harry Potter doll’s face. 
  5. Grab the yellow muffler cutouts and add red stripes on them. 
  6. Grab an empty toilet paper roll and cover it with the black paper. Attach the muffler pattern on either side (the top part of the doll) of the roll.
  7. Attach the paper head pattern on the top side (the muffler’s side) of the roll to complete the Harry Potter doll craft. photo collage of easy paper roll craft for kids with harry potter


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