How to Make American Girl Harry Potter Brooms
This Harry Potter series is really fun. We still have a lot on our list to finish so don’t worry, more is coming soon! As for these Harry Potter brooms, WOW! I absolutely love how they turned out. I really want to tell you that this craft was easy, but I don’t want you to hate me during the process of making yours. It IS an easy craft. Simple steps, easy materials, and you might already have everything on hand. However, it is a long, tedious craft. Especially for me since I made six broomsticks! There is paint, let dry, glue, let dry, Mod Podge, let dry….you get the idea. Let me say, the end result is worth it! These will make great photo props, AGSM props, and just great to play with. If you follow my steps, they are very sturdy and should last a long time. Please leave a comment if you watch the tutorial and still have questions.
- Recycled Cardboard Paper OR Wood
- Ruler *Or something with a straight edge for tracing
- Glue Stick
- Nail File OR Sander
- Craft Paint
- Mini Styrofoam Cones *Optional for shape
- Old Broom
- Rubber Bands
- Craft Wire & something to cut with
- E6000 Glue
- Mod Podge
- Super Glue
- You can substitute something for Mod Podge, but I do recommend using some type of glue in its place if you have no Mod Podge. It is needed for the look AND the bond.
- I used smaller, softer craft wire because the foot rest/kick stands are suppose to move. That way if you are using them in videos or photos, you can adjust for the scene.
- Super glue is a must. No skipping that. You can use something like E6000 in its place, but the dry time will be longer and since this is a long craft anyways, I opted for superglue.
- In the video you will see why I put recycled paperboard OR wood. Honestly, the end result is beautiful for both. So if you can’t cut wood, don’t worry. This craft is still doable!
- You don’t have to use the mini styrofoam cones, but I really like the shape it gives the brooms. If you still want shape, you can cut assorted size circles out of foam board and slide those on the end of the broomstick. It will take more work but if that’s what you have on hand…
- If you have an old broom on hand that will work. I just bought a new one at Target because I made six so I needed to use the entire thing anyways. Also, I was thinking broom filler or wicker could work, but getting the broom at Target was easier for me.
- These are meant to be flying brooms, so a regular size broom stick will not work, it would be too short for the dolls to ride on. The broom stick needs to be at least 18″, but 19″-20″ is best in my opinion.