A Harry Potter chess set? The nerd level in this post just went through the roof. Seriously though, I wanted to give my brother something for Christmas this year that he and his family would love. I remembered the chess scene in one of the Harry Potter movies and thought it would be, well, spellbinding to create my own.
This instructable is broken into three parts; the chess pieces, chess board, and a handy carrying case to put them in. I hope you enjoy it as much as they did!
Step 1: Chess Pieces
To start, purchase varying sizes of wooden "peg dolls" for the 32 total chess pieces. Let me break down what you'll need- in peg doll terms:
- 2 Tall Men (kings)
- 2 Tall Men (queens)
- 4 Little Women (rooks)
- 4 Large Boys (bishops)
- 4 Small Angles (knights)
- 16 Small Boys (pawns)
= 32 Total
You can purchase all the peg dolls aforementioned at the Etsy shop, "ClicketyClack." Also, here are the other slightly obvious supplies that you will need for the pieces (I found these in my house):
- crafty paint
- paint brushes
- brown craft paper or newspaper to cover your table