A while back, I pinned these super cute Harry Potter ornaments. Now, my 2-year-old will be the first to tell you, "Christmas is NOT our holiday," but I knew I'd have to make these for someone and I knew just the person.
Those are obviously loosely based on the Potter Puppet Pals (DUMBLEDORE!), so I took my inspiration from them. I opted to leave Voldemort and Snape out (much to my kids' dismay. Severus' absence meant they weren't able to recreate their favorite Puppet Pal song (not that they've ever needed anything extra to sing the song in the past--loudly and in public. You can't even imagine the looks you get when your 2-year-old yells, "It's a pipe bomb. Yay," at Home Depot). I, however, added Dumbledore to the mix. He, however, lacks robes which can be removed (once again, much to the kids' dismay).
|The ornament who lived|
On my trip to the craft store, I forgot to grab white felt. So I had to use white ribbon I had for hat trim and white foam I had on hand for Dumbledore's beard. There wasn't much which is why it looks a bit thin.
|The 9-year-old's work|
The white puff balls on top of the hats are from a foam menorah kit. See, even when it comes to making crafts for my Christian folks, I'm still a proud Yid. They're held on with craft glue.
There are tied bits of yarn on the back for hanging.
I must say, I love Ron. Now, I've got a thing for sidekicks to begin with and I've always adored book Ron and I think Rupert Grint is pretty damn adorable as well, but I really liked how the Ron ornament turned out. I didn't want to part with him. He's cute!
|Probably should have paid more attention to the back.|