Wednesday, November 12, 2014

DIY Potions and Wands with Instructions


 

As I promised earlier, here are the Halloween DIY potions and wands I made with my kids. They are very easy to make and the process is fun for both kids and adults. I bought most of the bottles at Michaels superstore but you can also try your luck at local thrift stores and community garage sales. 
Also look around in your cupboards. You might find awesome ingredients for cool potions. 
Don't forget to share your pictures with us. 

So let's get down to business. 





WATER BASED POTIONS


     








MERMAID HAIR 
mix in a cup:
water
light-blue metallic paint
pour the mixture into a bottle and one-by-one put dry Chinese rice noodles in the potion.  




GILLYWATER AND GILLYWEED
mix in a cup:
water
green water paint
drop fake green plant pieces into a bottle 
pour the mixture over it. 



ACROMANTULA VENOM
mix in a cup:
water
green metallic paint
pour the mixture into a bottle












CORN SYRUP BASED POTIONS



AMORTENTIA - LOVE POTION
mix in a cup:
corn syrup with pink metallic paint
stir in golden fine glitter
pour the mixture into a bottle.
USE THE SAME TECHNIQUE TO CREATE POTIONS
















VERITASERUM 




  
WOLFSBANE















CORN SYRUP BASED BUT NO GLITTER POTIONS


DRAUGHT OF LIVING DEATH
corn syrup+green metallic paint+black glitter glue drops lightly mixed




DRAGON BLOOD 
corn syrup+red food coloring+dark brown food coloring for deepening the color






FELIX FELICIS - LIQUID LUCK
corn syrup+silver metallic paint

TRY THE SAME RECIPE WITH DIFFERENT COLORS FOR POLYJUICE POTION AND MORE









DRY POTIONS

BEZOAR 
small pebbles and dirt pieces

FLOO POWDER 
green sugar crystals+corn starch+green fine glitter





MY FAVORITE POTIONS





MERMAID TEARS
mix in a cup:
corn syrup+blue metallic paint+blue fine glitter
fill up a bottle with water jewels
pour the mixture into the bottle
hold it against light and watch the magic. :) 


PEARLS OF WISDOM
mix in a cup:
corn syrup+silver fine glitter
fill up a bottle with water jewels and tiny pearls
pour the mixture into the bottle
shake it up
hold it against light and watch the magic. :) 


MAGIC WANDS

You will need glue gun and glue sticks, shades of brown acrylic paints and metallic gold paint. 
For the wand I used wooden rods. I bought a pack of 12 dowels at Michaels superstore but you can also use chopsticks.  

How to make a wand?
paint the rods to a desired base color
use the glue gun to create a handle and design 
once the glue cooled off paint it as you like



The potions make unique and cool shelf decorations in your bathroom or on your bookshelf.
The wands will provide hours of fun for your children.
Enjoy and don't forget to share your recipes.



1 comment:

  1. these are awesome!!! I like how you're giving multiple suggestions. do you have to stir the potions to get the effects shown in the pictures or do they stay like that? And do they stay like that over time (yellowing, changes in consistency?)
    Thanks!

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