Harry Potter Christmas Ornaments Painted Characters
Spread extra magic during the holiday season by making these Harry Potter Christmas Ornaments Painted Characters. There are so many fabulous characters but I chose the three most popular to paint and share. I took the ornaments I painted and photographed them in front of the castle at the Wizarding World in Universal Studios!
You only need a few materials and supplies so let’s jump right in and get started.
Materials and Supplies Needed for Harry Potter Christmas Ornaments Painted Characters
- Glass Ornaments (Flat fronts work best.)
- Acrylic Paint
- Paint Brush
Directions to Paint Harry Potter Character Ornaments
Make sure the surface of the ornaments is clean and dry. Remove the metal cap from the ornament.
Paint round circles for the base of the character head. Use a peach color and cover most of the front of the ornament. Let dry completely.
Paint little pink circles for cheeks.
Add eyes by dipping the eraser end of pencil into black paint and tapping it on the ornament. Let dry.
Use a paint marker to add mouths and a lightning scar and glasses on Harry. If desired, add felt scarves with fabric glue. The paint marker is a great way to add details in the hair too. If you want, you can also write a message on the back. Handmade Ornaments are the best kind. There is just something so special about things that are handmade for the holidays. This is a great project to do with kids.
Why Painting with Kids is a Good Idea
Painting with kids is so much more than a craft project or simple activity. It is a way for kids (of all ages really) do many very important things. Here are some fabulous reasons to get kids painting.
- It helps them convey ideas and share.
- Painting gives kids an opportunity to express emotions — even ones that might be hiding deep inside.
- It uses several senses to paint and through that kids make connections.
- Exploring color, the process and the outcomes teaches cause and effect.
- When kids made handmade masterpieces, it boosts confidence.
Preparation Steps for Painting with Kids
One of the biggest factors in creating successful paint crafts with kids lies in the prep. Here are four things you can do to prepare for a great time crafting.
- Expect a little mess. Prep your area knowing that paint can spill, drip and splatter. Cover your work are with kraft paper before starting.
- Provide aprons for the kids. If you don’t want to but them, they can wear old adult sized shirts as aprons.
- Have paper towels nearby and ready if needed.
- Know the dry time of the project before starting. If there are several steps, there might be a dry time involved. Have a puzzle or activity on hand to do during that in between time. You can grab free ones here on the blog.
MORE Harry Potter Christmas Ideas
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I am excited to share these awesome Christmas Harry Potter crafty ideas with you too!
- Harry Potter Hand Painted Ornaments by Laura of Me and My Inklings
- Christmas Cheer & Butterbeer SVG by Lindsay of Artsy Fartsy Mama
- Hogwarts House Ornaments by Laura of Laura’s Crafty Life
- Harry Potter Free Printable Tags by Smitha of Smiling Colors
- Hogsmeade Christmas Tree Farm SVG by Shani of Sunshine & Munchkins
- Weasley Christmas Sweater Ornaments by Erica of 5 Little Monsters
- Harry Potter Hedwig the Owl Ornament by Justine of Little Dove
- Magical Harry Potter Christmas Ornaments by Kelsey of Poofy Cheeks
YAY for all Things Christmas, Magic and Harry Potter!