Introduction: Harry Potter Golden Snitch

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Easy Fun and affordable 


• Ping pong balls (must be plain white and logo free)
• Gold Spray paint  (Can be bought fairly cheaply from Amazon)
• Hot glue gun (£3.99 from Amazon, glue included)
• Gold Glitter
• White Card

Step 1: Step 1: Spray

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The first thing you want to do is to delicately spray paint your ping pong ball, you need to get a nice even coat. Remember to put down newspaper to ensure little mess as possible and to make sure you wear gloves and open a window or door to ventilate. The spray paint doesn’t take that long to dry, so leave for about an hour with a window or door open and settled on the newspaper.

Step 2: Step 2: Pattern and Spray

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Once your ping pong balls have dried, the next step is to decorate them using the hot glue (Caution: the glue gets very hot and can stick to just about anything). To do this, you have to do it fairly quickly as the glue dries fast and it can get messy. Once the glue to your pattern is dried, you want to spray paint the ping pong balls one more time.

Step 3: Step 3: Wings

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Next you want to take your white card (or in my case, card paper plates) and draw the pattern for your wings and cut around the shape. If you want to draw the exact shape of the wings from the snitch in the Harry Potter films then you can find it with a simple Google search.

Duplicate the shape by drawing around it, to make the other wing.

Step 4: Step 4: Spray It Up and Glitter

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Next you have to spray paint the surface of your wing; this will act like glue for the glitter so make sure to add the glitter quickly before it dries. Repeat this on the back of the wing and then again to the second wing of your set.

Step 5: Step 5: Gluing on the Wings

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For the final step you have to glue your wings to the snitch using the hot glue, holding the wing in place until it has dried. (Again caution as the glue is hot).




beccalwpa (author)2014-04-07

This looks quite nice, my daughter and I will have to try this! I wonder if it would be possible to cut a slit in the ball for the wings without crushing it. I think I may try glitter paint, too, just so I don't get glitter everywhere afterwards :-)

öatakan (author)2014-01-13

Super wooooaw

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