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Cautionary Tales For Children
Wonderful witty poems great for reading to your children. The stories and rhymes will stay with them for the rest of their lives.

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Magical Ink-pot
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Easy to make, Magical Ink-pots

home made magical inkpot

ink pot ode, to be utter'd each time the pot is used One can behold no more useful an accompaniment to the quill, than the magical ink pot. Waiting deep inside its velvet inky blackness, are all the words for all the tales that have yet to be told. Your task is to discover them and order them to your bidding. However, be sure to utter the Ink Pot Ode as an incantation, before you embark upon the creation of your great opus, and heed the commonsense therein.
. . . Your Magical Ink-pot which will be made using a few old kitchen cleaner bottle caps or a single serving drinks bottle, will look utterly fabulous, and besides, it’s a great way to keep your feather quill on your desk. No serious wizard or witch would think about starting their new term without it.
. . . There is more than one way to make our ink pot and it all depends on what junk you have at hand to make it with. Any small juice bottle (single serving) or small shampoo or conditioner bottle may be cut down to size, sprayed black and simply made in to the finest looking Magical Ink-pot. Because the finishing touch of any magical ink-pot is the label, you'll find that we have provided three different sizes of label on the label download. The label also cleverly covers up the join in the bottles that you have cut down to size. To make sure that it goes round properly, stick it on at the front first, and then wrap both ends round to the back, trimming to the correct length at the back for a really neat finish.
. . . Download, the graphic printable bottle labels and whichever instructions best fit your needs, and get making magic. One set of instructions will show you how to make the ink-pot from three old packaging lids, the other, how to make the ink-pot from a small, single serving bottle. Make a different one with each of your children (if you magically have more than one), or for each colour of ink. The instructions and all the graphic printable templates are available in both A4 and US Letter size downloads just click on the size you need to download it.

Ink-pot making instructions using packaging lids

Choose these instructions if you have collected some packaging lids that you can use to make your ink-pot.

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Ink-pot making instructions using small drink bottle

Choose these instructions if you have a small bottle that you can use to make your ink-pot.

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Ink-pot label printable

Download and print off these labels to add the finishing touch to your Magical Ink-pot.

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Wizardry and Magic
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Harry Potter is all done. Of course there are rumours of an eighth book and the fact that we still have two films to go (as the last film will be split into two). It's going to be a long summer, but November will come round soon enough and the bitter sweet joy of seeing another HP film will be tempered by the fact that there is definitely only one more after that. Nevertheless, while you wait, there’s always more than enough magic in the air for you to recreate events at Hogwarts, the Burrow or the Ministry of Magic, by making your own models of Hogwarts wizarding paraphernalia.
wizards wands models Homemade wizard’s wands, Golden Snitches, or beautiful writing quills and loads of other Potteresk things are all here, ready for you to download on dadcando.

lyras model alethiometerEven if you’re just a muggle and have had enough of Harry Potter, there are plenty of other magical fantasy stories to keep you interested in the Magical Art of Making. All the Chronicles of Narnia are all being turned into films, as are the stories of Lyra in the books of His Dark Materials trilogy. Whenever we see interesting things in these films and stories, we will bring you them as best magical fantasy craft projects, so that you can turn your hand to making magic, and conjuring up some really cool stuff to amaze your friends.

Victorian domed glass case made from soda bottle real writing phoenix quillNow you can make your very own Victorian Domed glass display case, from a 2 litre soda bottle, to display all your favourite projects and artifacts really beautifully. With our simple instructions, the results of just an afternoon's making will be really cool, good enough to be film props in fact, and better than anything you can buy, because you made it yourself.

Or why not make a beautiful writing quill from either a hippogryph, phoenix or snowy owl feather . And because no quill would be complete without its own ink pot, there are also some easy to follow instructions and printables, for making the most fantastical, magical Ink-pots.

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