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The Golden Snitch
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Learn the ancient craft of Golden Snitch making

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Perhaps you should wear gloves to make your Golden Snitch. After all it is usual for the snitch maker to do so, so that he or she does not touch the ball during manufacture. The snitch remembers who first touched it. In most cases this is the seeker who catches it, and it would do to have it confused by the touch of its maker.

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This snitch is very easy to make. It's made from two table tennis balls glued round each other and spray or painted with gold paint. I have tried three different types of gold finish: Brilliant Metallic spray (the best), gold marker pen (not bad) and regular gold spray paint (too dull for me). I didn’t try gold leaf, but I imagine that that would look amazing. If you want you can distress your finished snitch a slightly by painting some black acrylic paint on to the finished (and completely dry) snitch and the wiping it off so that the black stays in the cracks and corners. For me I think that the brand new shiny snitch looks better… I mean, doesn’t it look so cool.

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Your full, How-to-Make a Golden Snitch instructions are available in both A4 and US Letter format PDFs and can be easily downloaded by just clicking on size you want to download.

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yoyomax12's The Golden Snitch
Posted by yoyomax12 - My Golden Snitch. I used paper wings crimped and painted gold.Spacer
tristanzdad's The Golden Snitch
Posted by tristanzdad - Our second Dadcando project. My son loves his Snitch!Spacer
onegirl's The Golden Snitch
Posted by onegirl - I didn't follow your process exactly, but was inspired by it. The snitch had to open up - it contained the "clue" poem that the kids would need to start them off on a hunt for their spellbooks. Spacer
Escere's The Golden Snitch
Posted by Escere - I forgot to do the reverse image part... but that's ok.Spacer
juliet's The Golden Snitch
Posted by juliet - This is my second snitch model, made according to your instructions.Spacer
juliet's The Golden Snitch
Posted by juliet - this is my first model of a snitch which I made with a table-tennis ball and some gold easter-egg wrapping. For the wings, I stuck a tooth-pick down the center of the ball and taped paper wings to it Spacer
mustang2044's The Golden Snitch
Posted by mustang2044 - For the Wings i used craft feathers and trimed them to the right shape.Spacer
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I have yet to meet a child (or in fact an adult) who didn't enjoy some form of creativity. Everyone is born with an innate desire to invent, create and make things, that's why humans have been so successful. Children are the most creative individuals you can ever hope to meet, with wonderfully flexible minds and amazing powers of imagination.

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Children make stories and invent games and play for hours from the most basic starting points. If a piece of paper can be an areoplane, then a scrumpled piece of paper can be a crash-landed airplane. As their dad, you are in a unique position to help develop your children's creativity and problem solving abilities using the ever resourceful child
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You’ll find that not only are all our projects completely original, but they are all designed to be fun and relevant to kids. The projects have been designed with you in mind. Quick easy with really satifying results, so that even if time is short you can get the most out of the time you have together. Making and doing with your kids is about giving your children the most valuable thing you can give them, your time. Our Making projects are about solving problems together and having something at the end to keep and play with. Anything you make with your children will be very special to them because you spent the time together making it and they have something to keep that they can be proud of.

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