There was a wand making station, spell books, some fun food, and the best of all - a potion table.
splinters - stick tea
snot - laundry starch
ground up unicorn bones - baking soda
unicorn blood - silver glitter
mermaid tears - blue vinegar
spider hairs - pencil shavings from the pencil sharpener
dragon skin - sheets of sea weed
slug blood - cherry juice
micro creatures - yeast
bat claws - colored rice
mermaid hair - colored pasta
stardust - salt
vampire bile - red water
live slime - gak that we had made earlier in the week
giant's mustache hairs - long seaweed
and more! you get the idea... find stuff in your kitchen, put it in a jar and come up with a fun (or gross) name. We had a ton of fun doing this together the night before.
I could tell you some of the cool concoctions and reactions we made...but I think you should play and test and hypothesize and discover them yourself.
(one tiny hint : bubble solution and dry ice)
how fun, and very similar to a Hogwarts class I teach at a local co/op - I've even created a textbook with all the potions and the kids love to try and guess what each magical ingredient is. And these are 11/12/13 yr olds even! :)ReplyDelete
I bet they love the potion books! It does seem like an all ages activity:)Delete
That is so clever! It's like a pot-luck potion party:)ReplyDelete
Yes! I should have titles this post: potluck potions! That is really what it was.Delete
Oooh how VERY FUN!!!! I love it. I bet the kids enjoyed it too... Love all the labels (snot.. oh yuk!)ReplyDelete
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I totally love these! This is such a great party idea. We love doing experiments in the kitchen (of both the edible and non-edible variety)...I know when I share this with the kids, they'll want to make some potions of their own :DReplyDelete
Oh goodness, this is brilliant!! So much fun. Can't wait til my kids are old enough to read HP . . . though of course, we can have a potion party long before that anyway!ReplyDelete