Hi Design Dazzle readers!! I am excited to be here today as part of the Summer Camp Series. As a mother of three, I appreciate ANY engaging and quality project that my kids and I can do together.
I am excited to try out some of the ideas that have been shared so far.
My family recently returned from Orlando, where we spent a day at Islands of Adventure, home to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Despite the heat, the long lines, and the crowds, it really was a magical place to be.
All three of my kids love Harry Potter, and I thought it would be fun to make a summer day filled with activities inspired by the world of Harry Potter. This is a great day to plan when you know that the weather that is not conducive to the kids playing outside, as all activities can be done indoors.
Get any plain t-shirt. Black gives the best effect for the stenciling, but a lighter shirt works best for images.
For the “muggle” t-shirt, simply print the page and lay wax paper
on top of it. Trace the words with an Exacto knife
. If you are careful, you can staple several sheets of wax paper together to create multiple stencils. (I did three at a time.)
Once you have completed your stencil, lightly iron on,
wax side down onto your t-shirt. Paint your t-shirt, and remove the wax paper.
Another way to create a t-shirt is to print a picture onto “print and press” transfer paper.
trim the edges from your picture, and iron on.
You can download the “Harry P” font here
, and customize your t-shirts, or you can click here
for the Harry Potter, Severus Snape or Sorting Hat images seen above.
There are literally hundreds of recipes for Butterbeer on the Internet, but I tinkered around until I came up with one that is fast and easy, and doesnt’ require any time at the stove, which is great because kids love to help make it!
Magically Easy Butterbeer Recipe:
2 liter cream soda
*drop the extracts into the 2 liter bottle, put on cap and slowly rotate until combined.
1 7oz container of marshmallow creme
1 cup whipping cream
*add all items together in an electric mixer and combine until smooth.
Pour the butterbeer into a glass, drizzle with the cream topping, and enjoy!
Get some popcorn, grab your Butterbeer, and beat the heat by watching one of the movies
Hope your summer is filled with magic and fun.
Autumn Clemons is a Salt Lake City based interior designer,
wife, mother of three, and author of the blog design dump
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Posted on July 12, 2011