Harry Potter Wands

Does anyone think there could be a way to make a Harry Potter wand, or even a regular wand that shoots glitter? I think it would be really cool to cast a spell on someone, and then they unknowingly get pelted - err, showered with glitter! LOL. But yeah, so if anyone has any ideas or know how or made one before, I would really like to know! Thanks!(:

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Harry Potter Flying Broom Idea? Answered

My idea is having fireproof fake or even real straw, a tube for rockets and rockets on the foot rests to turn and balance out. Speed is increase the power of the rockets or add more rockets. Only problem I've thought of is size. Will it work please help me.

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Any Harry Potter fans out there?

OK, good, you know about the whole Harry Potter thing, but do you know about this?Here's the idea. - You put these MP3s onto two CDs and get a copy of The Sorcerer Stone. - Mute your TV. - Put them both in CD and DVD players. - When you're at the DVD menu you hit play on both players at the same time. - Swap CDs for the second half of the movie. - Enjoy the hilarity!OK, I'm guessing on the last one. I haven't tried this and it'll be a while before I have the time to do it. Has anyone else done it or willing to try?

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Multi-color Wizard Wands Almost Ready for the Harry Potter Conference

Only a few hours before her floo powder flight to Harry Potter summer camp (Terminus), Christy is madly making Wizard Wands in an assortment of colors. Why pink? You'll have to ask her directly for those gory details.

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I need help!! Trying to draw a clockwork powered Golden Snitch!!

Ok, here's what I'm trying to accomplish. I want to draw a line drawing sketch of a Golden Snitch from Harry Potter with the clockwork mechanisms superimposed inside the sphere. The Snitch itself is easy enough to draw (a circle with a pair of delicate wings) but the clockwork mechanisms to power the thing are tough to do. The end result should, hopefully, look like an old "da Vinci-esque" drawing that was found in an old book. The aging of the paper is easy enough to figure out. So this is my question. Does anyone know where I can find a line drawing of a windup mechanism that I could easily draw in a scaled down version to fit within the walnut-sized Snitch body?

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Harry Potter Whereabouts Clock

A great Harry Potter project even non-fans will like. Ran across this while looking for interesting clock projects. The author remains anonymous on his blog.  Magic Whereabouts Clock

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Harry Potter Challenge Winners

Results are up here.

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Harry Potter Challenge Winners

The Instructables Daily Prophet is happy to report that Voldemort is officially dead!The Ministry thanks Muggle DIY enthusiasts for contributing these projects to the war effort. Constant vigilance!First Prize: Page ViewsWinner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Use Spells to Control Your Computer! by technick29First Prize: RatingsWinner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Make an awesome Harry Potter wand from a sheet of paper and glue gun glue or A really magic Harry Potter wand for Lumos and Reveal Your Secrets charms by KaptinScarletRunners Up: RatingsWinners receive a robot t-shirt.Easy Harry Potter Scarf by keggo24Harry Potter: Make a Death Eater Mask! or Harry Potter: Henna a Dark Mark by grimsqueakerMake a Ministry of Magic memo (owl airplane) by shangrilarcadiaHalf Hour Harry Hat by RobyntheslugRandom Prize:Winner receives a robot t-shirt and a dragon-engraved1 plaque with the Hogwarts Crest. Harry Potter House Skirt by wolfybrieWinners, check your Instructables inboxes tomorrow- I'll send prize claim information via private message!KaptinScarlet and grimsqueaker each had two projects that fell in successive rank order, so I've listed them both for completeness. They only get one prize, so the additional projects are just listed for your amusement. Do you have a suggestion for the next speed contest? Tell me all about it here. 1 where dragon = laser. What will those Muggles think up next?

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what was the name of the harry potter parody that had proffessor stumblebum , as a mockup of dumbledor? Answered

Hello, after watching potter puppet pals, i rememberd breifly watching a parody of harry potter on a show that was on air a a little while before thank god your here was first being airs which was a few years back. anyway, this show made spoofs of lord of the rings, all in a simila  fashion to than god your here, but only slightly. in this show, there was harry potter, and the scene i saw, was profesor dumbledor falling down the stairs, with someone going "proffesor stumblebum, are you ok?". and thats all i can remember. does anyone know the name of the show im talking about? perhaps it may have actually have been an earlier version of thank god your here, ifso, does anyone know the episode number?

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Harry Potter- Knitted Dark Mark Bag

I'm a big Harry Potter nerd, so a friend passed this link along to me. It's definitely cooler than just knitting house scarves!

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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 and Part 2 Official Trailer!!!

Its the official trailer for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Parts 1 and 2!!!!!!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_EC2tmFVNNE

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Flight Physics of a Golden Snitch?

Does anyone know if it's possible to build a miniature battery operated ornithopter with a spherical body?  I'm interested in attempting to make one and would greatly appreciate any information.

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Find the Hidden Harry Potter References and Win 1 Year of Instructables Premium Membership!

I recently published my Witching Hour Halloween Window Display Instructable. Placed within the images and video of the Instructable are SEVEN hidden (and not so hidden) references and items relating to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. I will give away 1 year of free Instructables Premium Membership to the first person to identify SIX of the SEVEN hidden items, extra kudos to anyone who can find all SEVEN. Just list your six (or seven) Harry Potter related things and where you found them in the comments below, good luck!!

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how does everyone like the new harry potter movie??

I saw the new movie but didnt like it. how do you like it?

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How to make a Harry Potter lighting scar? Answered

A grandson will go as Harry Potter. I would like to make a scar to spirit gum to his forehead. As a kicker I plan to put an smd LED under the appliance. Powered by a flat cell in the hair and fine magnet wire for conductors. So far I was planing to use a glue gun to form the scar on a tin can for simulated forehead curved shape.. Any suggestions on a better material or kit will be greatly appreciated !

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Harry Potter 5 movie opening tonight...

Anyone else going? :D I sadly didn't get on the opening night boat until this year. I got into HP a bit later than most. But I'm also going to the Hallow's Ball that Borders is putting on for the release of the seventh book. I'm going to be partying with a bunch of 8 year olds until midnight. Weeeeeeee!

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How to make LED's flash when moved?

I want to create a Sneakoscope ( it's a top that flashes when spun, from Harry Potter). How would I get lights to flash when it's spun?

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I am restoring a table and this was one of my ideas for the top, I would like opinions? Answered

The table is all black with Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban quotes on it, really I'm just wondering if people like it and if not I'll change it as I'm on the fence

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Makeup Holoween Scar

A grandson will go as Harry Potter in a few days. I would like to make a scar to glue to his forehead. As a kicker I want to put an smd LED under the scar. What and where does one find scar materials use to make a on skin ?..

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Harry Potter flying broom idea. Would it work? Answered

               Ok, so in the past few months I've came up with an idea for a maglev-esque flying broom design after re-watching Harry Potter. It would hover over a magnetic track using two electromagnets- one in the handle and one hidden in the broom straw. The power of the magnets could be controlled via a control panel/joystick on the handle of the broom, letting the rider control the height of the broom. I'm not sure how the speed would work, but if I understand magnetic propulsion right, it should move forward by itself. Is there any way i could get it to where the rider could control the speed? And also, I'm assuming this will cost way more than I can afford, so at the moment it is all hypothetical.

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Sad News Proffesor Snape has passed.

"Severus Snape is a fictional character in J. K. Rowling's Harry Potter series. He is characterised as a person of great complexity, whose coldly sarcastic and controlled exterior conceals deep emotions and anguish." Wikipedia  Actor Alan Rickman, Snape in Harry Potter films, dies at 69. https://www.google.com/search?q=professor+snape+actor&biw;=1550&bih;=746&source;=lnms&tbm;=isch&sa;=X&ved;=0ahUKEwj31pf7larKAhUINT4KHTdRBq0Q_AUIBigB&dpr;=0.8

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Harry Potter crafts/projects you'd like to see?

We've got a lot of excellent stuff on the site already, but surely there are more things we could make! I've been pining for Hogwarts in general since the movies came to an end, so I'm rerouting my love in crafty ways. I've been trying to come up with some ideas this week. I made a golden snitch necklace yesterday, and I'll be making another one and posting an instructable soon. :) So what other things from the books/movies would you like to see? :D

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not hapening

For some reason i put up a recipe for the harry potter challenge but it doesnt show up in the challenge. does anyone know why?

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what to read? Answered

I have read LOTR, The Hobbit, the Silmarillion, The children of Hurin, Unfinished tales, and Harry Potter. Any suggestions?  Thank you 

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Well, I got fired

Well, yesterday i got some bad news from my boss. after missing a shift because of a long Harry Potter movie, I called to tell her what happened and that is when it happened, " Well this is the last time this will happen because I'm afraid that Steve (owner of the store) has told me to let you go". She then hung up quickly. So I ran down the the store and called Steve, He said that he had NOT SPOKEN TO MY BOSS FOR A WEEK! Displeased with her lie i asked him to talk to her. She managed to make me sound like a useless pay-robbing dick, so he fired me for real this time. although he said that i could use him as a reference, i still had to leave what I actually loved doing. Now, i sit here Unemployed because of a really bad, little kids Harry potter movie. Does anyone know how to handle this?

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What can i make out of knex? Answered

I would like to make a robot so if anyone can add a link it would be great.

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Cloak help needed

I want to have a cloak for the new harry potter theme at universal in Orlando. I went to this site " http://www.twinrosesdesigns.com/Cloaks%20for%20Sale.html " and looked at one called "Black Wool Cloak with Celtic Knot Trim" half way down the page, which I think is similar to the "Black 100% Wool Flannel Full Circle Cloak with Silver Knotwork Trim" located above it.While it gives the measurements and some of the materials used, I was wondering if it's possible to make it for $50 or less instead of the $155 dollars they want.

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(newsletter) Harry Potter Spellbooks, Water Bottle Raft, Furry Laptop

Art | Craft | Food | Games | Green | Home | Kids | Life | Music | Offbeat | Outdoors | Pets | Photo | Ride | Science | Tech Cool winter projects! We've got some great contests lined up - details available soon. Here are some hints to get your brain kick-started: What can you make with old computer parts? What would you like for Valentine's day? And what can you make that would fit inside a shoe box? Stay tuned! Winners announced: See the awesome entries that won prizes in the Homemade Holidays Contest and the Homemade Holidays Food Contest. DIY Multimedia LED Projector Harry Potter-style Spellbooks Squirrel Nest Camera Water Bottle Kayak with Outrigger Perfectly Twisted Wire Light Up Costume What to do if Your Passport is Stolen Upcycled Sweater Boots Sonic Seed Sower Stroke Sensor Build A Vacuum Tube Tesla Coil Tripod Studiolight with "softbox" Slow French Onion Soup 'Easyrig' Overhead Camera Support Honeycomb Cardboard Furniture Fur Your Laptop! Guides Homemade Holidays Contest Winners Bookshelves Duct Tape Homemade Holidays Food Contest Winners Instructables.com - 82 2nd St. - San Francisco, CA

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What should I do when I go to Spain?

I am going to Spain on holiday and I don't know what to do. BTW i am going to Costa Dorada.

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Favorite Books

What are your favorite books? I know mine are the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, the Luxe books by Anna Godbersen, and My Sister's Keeper by Jodi Picoult, though there are MANY others! PLEASE NO SPOILERS FOR ANY BOOKS!!!

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Instructables Build Night and Show and Tell a Huge Success

The Instructables Build Night and Show and Tell was awesome! Tetranitrate set off a giant match, we made a whole bunch of Harry Potter wands, laser-etched an Apple iPhone, and much more!Check out the full recap of the evening here.

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Who would win in a fight, Yoda or Dumbledore?

OK, 2 of the coolest people in history are Yoda the little green Jedi and Dumbledore the old wizard. But in a fight between the 2, who would win? I just cant decide

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I have to make a large magic book?

I have to make a large magic book. Something along the line's of the Charmed tv show or harry potter. It has to be quite large, really old looking with rough yellowed paper inside. I need some good idea's. Thanks Cameorose

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Wants to music to play everytime a door is opened.

So I have this bathroom in my house that is very Harry Potter-esque and I want to rig the door so it plays Hedwig's Theme every time someone opens it. My question is...what is the easiest most cost effective way to do so?

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A few pictures from the Instructables Show and Tell

The Instructables Show and Tell was awesome! We'll do a complete round up a little later, but for now here are a few pictures.Tetranitrate set off a giant match, we made a whole bunch of Harry Potter wands, laser-etched an Apple iPhone, and much more!I've posted a complete recap of the evening here.

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What Movies do you think deserve a 10

What movies would you give a 10 on a 1 to 10 scale? Mine would be- The Empire Strikes Back, Back to the Future, Spirited Away, The Dark Knight, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Nightmare Before Christmas, Avatar, The Sixth Sense, Lord of the Rings: Return of the King

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How do I get my best friend back? Answered

A little less than two months ago, me & my best friend had a (sort of) fight. We were fooling around and I accidentally punched him and gave him a nosebleed. We've been friends for about 2 1/2 years and I want to ask him to be my friend again, but I am really shy and I don't know what to say to him. Help???

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Mutant Baby Costume, DIY Lightsaber, Silent Hill Nurse Costume

Mutant Baby Costume DIY Lightsaber Silent Hill Nurse Costume Easy Catwoman Costume Cardboard Armor Predator Latex Mask Make Angel Wings Iron Man Arc Reactor Mad Hatter Hat Christmas Story Bunny Costume Harry Potter Wand Kids Link Costume Spooky Tesla Radio KISS Costume Simple Toilet Paper Costume

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Favorite Books?

Reading is really fun, thousands of books have been writte, what are your favorites. My favorite books are Harry Potter 1-7, Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, and Brisingr), The Mysterious Benedict Society, Percy Jackson 1-3 (havent read 4 and 5 yet), Peter and the Starcatchers 1-3 (havent finished 4), Hoot, Lord of the Rings 1-3, Inkheart 1-2 (havent read 3), Tom Saywer, and others i cant remember at the moment.

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Favorite Movies?

What do you think is the best movie/movies ever made? My favorite movies are Avatar, Lord of The Rings 1-3, Star Wars Ep. 4, 5, 6, and 3, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins, Harry Potter 3 and 6, Advent Children, Forrest Gump, Spiderman 2, The Sixth Sense, Spirited Away, Princess Mononoke, Back to the Future and many more i cant think of at the moment cuz i feel like i might be forgetting some movies.

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Last minute, need Nerf type game for grade school Mother-Son event.

 Theme is sports & movies but most events are simple, not really following theme.  My task/direction was to supply a few guns and tape a target on bleachers/wall.  Is that boring enough for you? I'd like to do something more...any ideas? (I had thought about 'How to Train Your Dragon' and 'Harry Potter'...and using Nerf guns as "training"- or Nerf swords to do something...Help.

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How to make your own Quidditch Goals

Does anyone have any plans to make your own backyard Quidditch Goals? We started an annual Thanksgiving Day Quidditch Game & it was a huge hit. We used hula hoops hung from trees as the goals but now I want to make something more permanent, well permanent in that I would like to be able to remove the posts & hoops from the yard & store them when not in use. I am thinking metal, maybe copper.  Any ideas? Anyone? Thanks

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