DIY Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters Tutorial

How to make Harry Potter inspired Monster Book of Monsters. These make great handmade gifts, and the customization step makes a fun party activity.

How to make Harry Potter inspired Monster Book of Monsters. These make great handmade gifts, and the customization step makes a fun party activity.

These little Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters were a big hit at Emma’s Harry Potter party! Emma covered the books in advance, with party-goers finishing the books by adding teeth and eyes.

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DIY Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters Tutorial

Emma came up with the idea of making these books from Emily’s Harry Potter Party over at ikatbag. But just as Emma has her own way of making Harry Potter wands, she also has her own way of making Monster Book of Monsters books! Check out Emma’s method below.

DIY Monster Book of Monsters Materials

We used these materials for this project:

How to Make a Monster Book of Monsters

1) Cut out enough fur to cover your notebook.

DIY Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters

2) Glue the fur to your book.

Make your own Harry Potter monster book of monsters

3) Cut out your teeth using white felt.

Note: Emma used two separate pieces of felt to make her top and bottom teeth, but at the party we realized that it is much easier to cut the teeth straight down the center of a single piece. You will still have enough felt to glue on the top and bottom teeth, you only need to cut once instead of twice, and the top and bottom teeth look like they go together. Not that monster will necessarily match…

Our partygoers got to customize their monster teeth. Emma precut strips of felt for the teeth, so they were only customizing the jagged teeth. The kids enjoyed this! Some made square teeth, and one child made their monster have two single pointy vampire teeth.

Step by step monster book of monsters tutorial

4) Glue or tape your teeth to your book.

The kids used tacky glue to attach the teeth at our party, but double sided tape is even less messy. The tacky glue worked well with a group of eleven-year-olds, but I might use double sided tape for younger children.

Tutorial on how to make a monsters book of monsters book

5) If needed, seal the edges of the fabric.

You can skip this step if your faux fur is attached to a knit backing. Ours was woven, which meant that – without sealing – it would eventually shed all its fur. We solved this problem by running a thin layer of tacky glue around the edges and letting it dry before the party.

These simple DIY Harry Potter Monster book of Monsters make great handmade gifts.

6) Attach your monster’s eyes.

Emma put only two eyes on her samples, but one of her friends fit eight eyes on this little notebook! Kids also made three-eyed, five-eyed, and one-eyed monsters.

DIY Monster Book of Monsters Harry Potter party activity.

7) Enjoy your book!

Emma loves spotting the monster book of monsters that her friends made out and about!

Have you ever made a DIY Harry Potter Monster Book of Monsters? What are your favorite techniques? Share your tips in the comments below, or on my Facebook page. You can also tag me on Instagram

MaryAnne lives in Silicon Valley with her Stanford professor husband Mike and their four children. She writes about parenting through education, creativity, and play. Mama Smiles - Joyful Parenting is a space to share crafts, hands on learning activities, and family outings that enrich lives and bring families together.

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