If you have a Harry Potter enthusiast in your house, you’ll want to try your own Harry Potter Potions Class and Experiments, either for a birthday party or just for fun. I’m thrilled to be joining Rae Gun’s annual Harry Potter blog hop. Go here to see all the posts about Harry Potter from bloggers around the web.
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Harry Potter Potions Class Experiments
Gather your supplies. Cover your table with a plastic table cloth.
Print out the directions, slide into a plastic sleeve, and distribute to the students in your potions class.
Wear safety goggles just in case. (And because they look smashing.)
Get started with your experiments!
Exploding Polyjuice Potion
(NOT edible!) aka. Elephant Toothpaste
½ cup wolfsbane
squirt of worm guts
4 drops dragon blood
3 Tbspns dream fluid
(NOT edible!) aka. basic vinegar eruption with extras just for fun
inspired from Potter Party Mania
2 pieces of Mandrake Root
1 cup of Basilisk Venom
2 drops Dragon blood
a pinch of Gillyweed
2 shakes of unicorn horn powder
What is the number of Harry Potter books you have read? This is the number of eyeballs from a blind cat you must add.
1 scoop of bat dung
Chant “Weasley is our King” 4 times and stir potion 3 times
a squirt of worm guts
1 scoop of crushed Dragon Bones while you say “Veritaserum” using your best British accent
Harry Potter Potions KEY
Vinegar = basilisk venom
Baking soda = crushed dragon bones
Hydrogen peroxide = wolfsbane
Dish soap = worm guts
Food coloring = dragon blood
Any spice = gillyweed
Glitter = unicorn horn powder
Yeast = dream fluid
Pretzels = mandrake root
Any small and round food = bat dung, eyeballs from a blind cat
Go to a beauty supply store to get the hydrogen peroxide that hairdressers use – it will make the experiment (Elephant Toothpaste) more intense!!
Use sunglasses or science goggles while you do the experiments for safety.
Make Your Own Butterbeer!! (EDIBLE)
We tried several Butterbeer recipes — taste tested and voted which was best. It was YUMMY fun – but don’t drink too much of these all at once, they are VERY sweet.
#1 Butterbeer Recipe from Wizarding World Park
- 1 quart vanilla ice cream
- 1/4 cup butterscotch syrup
- 32 oz of your favorite cream soda
- Place glasses in freezer and chill.
- Mix ice cream with cream soda in a blender.
- Pour into glasses.
- Top each glass with whipped cream.
- Serve with spoons and straws.
#2 Homemade Butterbeer from OffBeat and Inspired
1 cup heavy whipping cream
2 tbsp. salted butter
2 tbsp + 1 tbsp. pure maple syrup
1/2 tsp. fine sea salt
8 oz. cream soda per mug
Chill your mugs in the freezer.
Melt butter and 2 tbsp. maple syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring constantly until lightly bubbling. Remove from heat.
Add heavy cream, salt and remaining tbsp. of maple syrup to a bowl. Beat with a hand mixer until a smooth. Slowly add the heated maple butter mixture to the whipped cream continuing to mix until combined.
Grab your mugs from the freezer and add 1/4 cup of maple butter cream to the bottom of each. Stir cream soda to almost fill each glass. Skim off the soda bubbles, top with maple butter cream.
#3 Homemade Butterbeer from Design Lively
– Root Beer
– Half and Half
– Imitation Butter extract
First, add about half of the container of Fluff and 1 cup of half and half. Stir it with a mixer until it’s foamy!
Fill your glass with root beer and add butter extract.
Stir. Add a few spoonfuls to your glass.
Delicious and FUN!
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