Create this interactive Harry Potter Card with my free printable! Move the flying Ford Anglia through the sky towards the Whomping Willow. A fun card for birthdays or the perfect excuse to send some happy mail!
It’s that time of year…time for new Harry Potter crafts! This year is Harry’s 40th birthday and to celebrate ,I created a fun interactive Harry Potter card. This snow globe card features a scene from The Chamber of Secrets with Harry and Ron flying to Hogwarts in a blue Ford Anglia. The Invisibility Booster isn’t working and the pair are headed straight for the Whomping Willow! Ahhh!
I have this card available as a free printable coloring page you can download at the bottom of the post. I had a lot of fun coloring it in and hope you do too! The top layer of the card rotates, moving the little Ford Anglia through the Whomping Willow.
There is a built-in paper stand that lays flat so the card can be mailed. It can be popped out and used to keep the snow globe standing upright. The card measures 5″ x 7″ and will fit an A7 envelope.
I hope you enjoy creating this fun interactive card! If you make it, please tag me, @craftingcheerfully, so I can see! You can check out my other Harry Potter Crafts for more DIY ideas.
This year I am participating in the Creative Crafts Collaborative Harry Potter Crafts edition! Craft bloggers will be sharing their Harry Potter crafts and you won’t want to miss them! The event is hosted by Laura from Me and My Inklings, Meg from Makeable Crafts and Lindsey from Artsy Fartsy Mama.
Harry Potter Snow Globe Card
- Free printable – link located at the end of this post!
- Printer and printer paper – I used Neenah 110 lb paper
- Clear craft plastic like Grafix Clear Craft Plastic. You can also cut up a page protector
- Colored pencils or markers
- Small brad
- Glue stick
- Stylus or something to poke a hole in the paper
Step by Step Tutorial
Step One: Color in the card.
Download and print the snow globe card page. Color it in using colored pencils or markers. The Ford Anglia that Ron and Harry are driving is very tiny – so make sure your pencils are super sharp!
Step Two: Cut out the card.
After coloring all of the pieces, carefully cut them out. Again, that little Ford Anglia is tiny so I used a smaller pair of paper scissors to cut around it carefully.
Step Three: Make the flying car rotate!
Use the globe to cut out a piece of clear plastic that is the same size. I used Grafix clear craft plastic which works really well for this project. You can also make this card using a clear page protector. It isn’t as clear and glossy, but it definitely works!
Layer the clear plastic on top of the colored globe. Use something sharp, like a stylus, to poke a hole through the center of the snow globe. The center is marked for you with a small black circle on the printable. Add a brad to connect the two layers.
Use a glue stick to adhere the flying car.
Step Four: Attach the globe to the snow globe base.
Fold the snow globe base in half along the dotted line. Glue the globe to the front of the card following the curve on the snow globe base.
Cut out the card stand and fold along the dotted lines. Color in the smallest section to match the bottom of the snow globe. I colored the bottom of my snow globe red, so I colored the small section of the stand red to match.
Adhere the other folded edge to the inside of the card back. Line it up with the bottom of the card.
The stand will fold into the card so it can lay flat and fit inside an envelope. Once open, you can use the stand to keep the snow globe standing upright.
Send your card in an A7 envelope. Add a Harry Potter-themed stamp or a Hogwart’s wax seal! I used this Harry Potter Wax Stamp Seals Kit to make a Harry Potter-themed mail holder. The seals are so fun to make!
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