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Hi Kahsund, great to hear and hope you enjoy it! LSE is a private company limited by guarantee, registration number 70527. Want to bring the fictional world of Harry Potter to your own kitchen? Looking for a way to wow your kids? In this article I will show you how to do some simple Hogwarts’ magic with your kids, no trip to Diagon Alley necessary.
You’ll mix everyday items disguised as magical ingredients into potions that bubble, change color and grow. And really, you can’t get much cooler than that! Your little Harrys, Hermiones and Rons will have a blast brewing these mystical mixtures. Even Muggles who have never heard of Harry Potter will have fun conducting these cool experiments. Both of my boys have been obsessed with Harry Potter. I’ve read the series to each of them separately.
That’s 8,200 pages of magical bedtime reading material. I can’t believe we read the whole thing—twice! We’ve seen the movies, toured a replica of the Knight Bus and thrown one epic Harry Potter birthday party. And my kids aren’t alone in their obsession. Why is Harry Potter so popular? I think it’s because kids want to feel powerful.
They love to imagine themselves in a world where they can do magic and defeat evil, even though they’re just kids. Kids love to imagine themselves in the world of Harry Potter. Combine that magical world, that feeling of strength and control, with the ability to create something that seems to behave in a truly magical way—bubbling or growing or changing color—and you have the awesomeness that is Harry’s Potions Class. Potions Class was by far the most popular event at my little Harry’s birthday party. My husband wore a cape, snarled and did his best to represent the sinister, scowling Severus Snape, the Slytherin Potions Master who scares his students silly. It was fun for him and for the kids.
Use something that will burn hot. We used a Pyrex mixing bowl. How to Prepare Professor Snape said that he didn’t expect many of his students to appreciate the subtle science and exact art that is potion making. If something doesn’t work, just roll with it.
Hermione’s taking it way too seriously. The key is to keep it fun for everyone and pay attention to your kids’ level of interest and patience. Tailor your adventure to them and stop before the fun goes up in smoke. I encourage you to be a little ridiculous yourself.
Don’t be afraid to act silly. You can be mean and strict like Snape or play the absent-minded professor. Do you solemnly swear you are up to no good? First, gather your ingredients and tools. Get all your ingredients out first.