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DIY Harry Potter Magnets Using Black Glue

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Create these fun DIY Harry Potter magnets using black glue and watercolor paint! Free download includes templates for all four house shields and other fun Harry Potter symbols.

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I’m back today with one more Harry Potter-themed project to finish off two weeks of awesome HP crafting! Have you seen all of the black glue projects on Pinterest lately? I was so excited to try this technique and what better way than by creating these fun Harry Potter black glue magnets!

You can easily make your own black glue by mixing Elmer’s glue with black acrylic paint. Once your glue is mixed, grab the free printable template at the end of this post and you’re ready to start! The free printable template is for 9 magnets, including the house shields, a wand, quidditch hoops, Harry’s scar, Deathly Hallows symbol and Harry’s glasses.

I created this fun dry erase board filled with some of my favorite Harry Potter printables held up with my new Harry Potter magnets! All of the printables are offered for free by some amazing bloggers. You’ll find links to all of them at the end of this post :) 

Harry Potter Black Glue Magnets

Supplies Needed

Assembly Instructions

Step One: Outline the magnet designs with black glue.

Print the free template (available at the end of this post) onto white card stock. I use 110lb bright white paper. Print two if you want to have a practice sheet!

Mix up some black glue. I poured a bottle of Elmer’s glue and a couple teaspoons worth of black acrylic paint into a plastic cup and mixed them together. Then I poured the black glue back into the Elmer’s glue bottle.

Once the template is printed, you can trace the Harry Potter shapes with the black glue. It took me a little bit to get the hang of it, so I was glad I printed a practice sheet.

Step Two: Paint the magnets!

Let the black glue dry overnight; then paint with watercolor paint. I thought my paper may curl with the watercolor paint since I wasn’t using watercolor paper, but I didn’t have any problems. You could always flatten the paper in-between books if it does curl.

Step Three: Cut out the designs.

Once the watercolor is completely dry, cut out around the black glue shapes. For the shields, lightning bolt, and Deathly Hallows symbol, I cut as close to the black glue as I could. For the wand, glasses, and quidditch hoops, I drew a shape around them with pencil, and then cut along that line.

To make the paper designs more durable, back them with chipboard. Using a glue stick, adhere the designs to chip board. Once the glue is dry, cut the designs out of the chip board.

The designs need to be large enough to fit a small magnet on the back of them. I realized the wand wasn’t going to be wide enough, so after gluing and cutting it out of the chipboard, I glued it to a piece of gold glitter paper. I added another layer of chipboard under the gold glitter paper and it was ready to go.

Step Four: Add the magnets.

Adhere the magnets to the back of the designs. The magnets I had came with foam adhesive which made this step super easy!


The magnets are finished! I love the way they turned out and can’t wait to try another black glue project! I love the dimension it adds and how it contained the watercolor paint and acted as a resist.

These magnets look awesome on our magnet board and are perfect for holding some of my favorite Harry Potter free printables! Below are the links to these amazing printables so you can grab them too!

Awesome Harry Potter Free Printables!

I hope you have enjoyed all of the Harry Potter-themed crafting I’ve been up to! Don’t forget to check out the other awesome Harry Potter crafts that have been rounded up over at Rae Gun Ramblings! It’s not too late to enter the Giveaway where you could win some fun Harry Potter-themed items and an Amazon gift card!!

Free Download

Download the Free File! This freebie is in my Resource Library. The PDF template is under Harry Potter. Enter your first name and email to get the password to download this file. You’ll also have a chance to sign up for my newsletter to receive fun craft tutorials, tips, updates and more FREE files to help make crafting something special and unique easier!


If you can’t get enough of Harry Potter crafting, check out some of my favorite projects from years past!

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