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The Golden Snitch
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Learn the ancient craft of Golden Snitch making

flying snitch

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.

william chases golden snitch

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.

golden snitch on velvet

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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We can't wait to see the pictures of what you’ve made. Kids love it when the things you made together are published, so go on upload a picture of what you made. It's easy, just go to your dadcando My Page and upload your pictures into this project and we'll put one of them right here in the project picture gallery.

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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
antigherkin's The Golden Snitch
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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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