Harry Potter Potions Class Experiments

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Want to make some magical Harry Potter potions? If you have a Harry Potter enthusiast in your house, you’ll want to try this Harry Potter Potions Class and with exciting experiments– either for a birthday party or just for fun.

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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. (Also, because they look smashing.)

Get started with your experiments!

DIY Harry Potter Potions

Exploding Polyjuice Potion
(NOT edible!) aka. Elephant Toothpaste

½ cup wolfsbane

squirt of worm guts

4 drops dragon blood

3 Tbspns dream fluid

Worm Guts

Veritaserum
(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 Class

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

Harry Potter Potions Class 2

Go to a beauty supply store to get the hydrogen peroxide that hairdressers use – it will make the potions experiment (Elephant Toothpaste) more intense!!

Use sunglasses or science goggles while you do the experiments for safety.

Want the potion’s class printable? (directions, labels)

Harry Potter Potions
More potions class experiments from Mrs. Nespy and My Kids Adventures

Bonus Experiment:

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 because 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

Directions:

  1. Place glasses in freezer and chill.
  2. Mix ice cream with cream soda in a blender.
  3. Pour into glasses.
  4. Top each glass with whipped cream.
  5. 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
– Fluff

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.

5 MORE Butterbeer Recipes HERE

butterbeer

Delicious and FUN!

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25 Responses

  1. Hello! What percentage of hydrogen peroxide do you use? -Thanks!

  2. What a really fun way to learn!! (Although I may be a little biased as a Harry Potter fan!)

  3. this is a fantastic experiment, i’d love to do this on my son’s party! 🙂
    So to do the Veritaserum, do we have to make the exploding polyjuice potion first, then add the (1) pinch of Gillyweed (spice) in the exploding polyjuice potion or they are completely two different experiments? cheers

  4. Hi did you use dry or liquid yeast for the poly juice potion?

  5. Hi. Did you use dry or liquid yeast for the exploding poly juice potion?

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