Online Finds: Free Printable Harry Potter Valentine’s Day Card

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This printable Harry Potter Valentine’s Day card project by Nicole at Tikkido is clever – and it’s even possible to make the larger size with an optical fiber wand that lights up.

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Nicole at Tikkido.

“You are the ‘lumos’ in my life.” Very apt for Harry Potter fans!

Visit the post by Nicole at Tikkido for more.

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

Hogwarts Dueling Club Tablecloth Transformed into Wall Hanging

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Alicia Sivertsson took a close look at the props for Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and re-interpreted a table cloth as a narrow wall hanging:

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Alicia Sivertsson at Alicia Sivert.

Isn’t it fantastic? It’s adapted from the huge blue table runner that shows phases of the moon in gold from the Harry vs. Draco dueling club scene.

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Alicia Sivertsson at Alicia Sivert.

A very beautiful and neat smaller scale version. Jättesnygg! Kudos!

Visit Alicia Sivert for more photos and video clip from The Chamber of Secrets with views of the table cloth. (NB. In Swedish.)

Note: I wasn’t paid or perked to mention this; just passing along a good thing.

Back to School with a Harry Potter Theme

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Reddit user 86thdj shared their wife’s classroom, which she decorated with a Harry Potter theme. And it’s magical!

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Reddit User 86thdj on Imgur.

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Reddit User 86thdj on Imgur.

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Reddit User 86thdj on Imgur.

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Reddit User 86thdj on Imgur.

Make sure you see the rest of the photos on Imgur.

I just love the 9 ¾ door and the flying envelopes – very low effort but big impact. And that’s not all – first of all, every student will get their Hogwarts letter, and, later in the year, the kids will be quizzed and sorted into houses. The discussion on Reddit also touches on the kind of teaching that this room is meant for, so it should be helpful for other teachers.

Looks like it will be a lot of fun both for the teacher and the kids! I can’t but echo one of the commenters – “So awesome!! Keep being amazing!!”

Cross-posted from Co-Geeking.