The world of Harry Potter is a magic, mythical, and creative one that has wowed readers for the last decade! J.K. Rowling when writing Harry Potter has created a timeless tale of what can happen when children work together and work against evil.
Harry Potter Study Unit and Hedwig Owl Craft for Kids
To start, try making this Hedwig Owl Craft for kids. Hedwig is one of the most cherished characters in the Harry Potter series, and there is no wonder why! See below how to get started.
Hedwig Owl Craft for Kids
– white, yellow and black craft paper
– Craft glue
– wood craft stick
– black marker
1. Begin by cutting out a circle from your white craft paper. Fold the circle in half and glue closed.
2. Cut out the facial features of your Hedwig owl. This includes two half moon yellow shapes as well as small black circles for the eyes, and a black diamond shape for the nose.
3. Start gluing the facial features in place. Add a small dab of glue to the back of each and layer them as shown to create the eyes and nose of your own.
4. Add some finishing accents by taking the black marker and creating small lines on the face of the owl to look like feathers.
5. Add a dab of glue to the end of your craft stick and place the owl face at the top. Hold in place until dry and secure.
Your Hedwig owl can now be used as a puppet or even a bookmark. When finished, you can look at the other Harry Potter inspired activities below and enjoy the book even further and in greater detail.
Harry Potter Study Unit
1. Create a character description. Choose a favorite character and write a detailed description for them. If you wish, you can use the scenario that the character is lost. What would a missing person poster say about them? How do they look? How do they act? WHere might they be hiding? Use info from the text to create the details as in depth as possible.
2. Create a timeline of events. Taking a story of your choice, some poster board and markers, create a timeline of events. The timelines should include any important happenings from the text and go in the order they occurred. This can help children understand sequence as well important events from the text.
3. Write a letter to J.K. Rawling. If you could interview her, what would you ask her? Use the letter to ask her 3-5 burning questions you have about the writing process or even the book. If you wish, send it to her! You never know, you might hear back.
Dive into the fun world of Harry Potter via any of the books from the Harry Potter series. Then, give these Harry Potter themed lesson plans and craft a try and see how they can help you understand the author and the text even more.