Read this article for fantastic Harry Potter inspired activities. We show you how to do wand making, make golden snitches and more. Harry Potter fans of all ages can have fun with these play, craft and party ideas.

Thanks to Nicola, from Essex, in England, who sent in these magical Harry Potter inspired ideas. Let’s take a look at them…

What did you do?

This tray was all things Harry Potter! Myself and my husband love the books and watching the films and thought of so many activities, we just had to have a go at them all!

We had: tie making, potion mixing, golden snitch making, wand making and yummy butter beer making!

To make the wands I used wooden sticks with hot glue around one end. Once they dried the boys used metallic paints and glitter to create their own wands!

The golden snitches were polystyrene balls with white feathers and painted gold.

The biggest hit was the potions! All things mixing and shaking! Such an enjoyable tray which I encourage everyone to have a go at.

The whole family got involved and enjoyed playing and making together. We set it all up on our tuff tray.

A photo of a tuff tray with Harry Potter written on,. there are craft items on it- including white balls and feathers on a gold plate.  there are brown cardboard ties.

Do you have any other projects planned?

Something involving jam, not giving too much away though lol!

Tell the Housebound With Kids community a bit about yourself…

I’m Nicola, mummy to 3 boys a 4 year old and twin 2 year olds. We live in Essex, England. Every day is busy busy for us but the fun kind of busy!

Do you have any tips for other parents?

Try to laugh every day! Even over the smallest things!

What are your family’s favourite board game(s)/card game(s)?

We don’t play too many board games but our favourite summer game has been What’s the time Mr wolf!

What are your children’s favourite books?

So many to choose! We are loving the supertato series at the moment.

What toys would you recommend to other parents?

Megablocks. Keeps the little ones entertained for ages creating lots of different shapes and ideas!

Has this website and community helped you?

It’s a brilliant idea! What a great way to group together lots of fun things to keep the littles busy.

A photo of a tuff tray with lots of messy crafts  the photo also shows children's feet and hands.