We pretty much LOVED the prequel movie to the popular Harry Potter series, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. The beasts fascinated us with their unique qualities and personalities. If you haven’t seen it yet, it is basically the adventures of Newt Scamander (a writer) in New York’ City’s secret community of magical beings. It takes place seventy years before Harry Potter reads his book while a student at Hogwarts. If you love all things Harry Potter, be sure to check out RaeGun Ramblings Series!
Newt’s sidekick beast is a Niffler with the magic power to find treasure. We made this one with Kunin Premium felt and a little stitching. We even created a free pattern for you so you can make one.
We sewed the body first, stitching the legs into the body as we went. Then we filled it with Poly-Pellets to make it like a bean bag. The new easy pour & store Poly-Pellets make it so easy peasy.
Next we stitched the head, stitching the ears into it as we went. We stuffed the head with Fairfield World’s Poly-fil. Then we added the eyes and sewed the head to the body. Nifflers are treasure finders so of course they love gold. This golden snack mix is cereal covered with Wilton’s gold mist and gold candies.
The Bowtruckles are so fun. We made this one out of Sculpey’s Bake Shop clay. Bowtruckles are known to live in wand trees. Newt has one of his own.
Snidgets are rare birds that were originally used in the game Quidditch. Due to conservation efforts, they were replaced with snitches to mimick their fast moves and golden color. We created this one by making a giant pom-pom with Boye’s new Pom Pom and Tassel Making Tool. The wings and beak are felt.
This tool is magical! Seriously, it is a pom pom game changer.
I have created a fun coloring sheet for you of some of my favorite creatures. You can download it free and color away.
I also created a word find puzzle of the some of the creatures. Good luck solving it.
This year’s Happy Harry Potter giveaway winner will give a fun package including:
- $50 Amazon.com gift card
- Make Love Not Horcruxes Book Bag and Custom Hogwarts House Tie Necklace from Rae Gun Shop
- Bookish Swag from CrateJoy which has loads of HP and fandom related subscription boxes.
- Four Stunning Harry Potter Printables from Sisters What!
- Wizard School quilt for Harry Potter fans oversized throw size from Pieces by Polly
If you want to win, you have to enter!
Cheers to Harry Potter and the Entire Magical Wizarding World!