Marie (a.k.a. CraftyMarie) has created hundreds of online craft pages. She writes many fun tutorials, mostly for adult crafters.
Harry Potter Coloring Pages, Ideal for Winter
On this page is a list of the very best websites which feature free, printable Harry Potter Colouring Pages and Books. This is a perfect activity to do with children, especially during the long winter months and Christmas holidays.
My own daughter loves the free sheets that I print off for her and you can see an example of one on this page too. With very young children, this craft helps with hand and eye coordination and older children can focus on building up their art skills.
Having some HP supplies on hand is a great idea for cold and rainy days and also as a easy, quick and cheap activity you can enjoy together. Not just for parents. Perfect if you're a teacher, grandparent or an adult who looks after children.
Colouring Pages for Harry Potter
A BIG collection of free Harry Potter Colouring Sheets can all be found right here with no less than 89 Harry Potter pictures to print and colour >> 89 Harry Potter Colouring Pages
Lots of Harry Potter characters such as Ron, Hermione and more >> HP Characters to Print and Colour
Cartoon Harry Potter colouring pages >> HP Cartoon Colouring Pages
10 detailed disney-style cartoon pictures to print off >> Disney-style HP Colouring Pics
32 detailed Harry Potter pages great for older children >> Detailed HP Colouring Sheets
8 colouring sheets including a dragon, owl, Harry Potter riding on a broom and (one of our favourite pics) taking a rowing boat out to Hogwarts >> 8 Harry Potter Sheets to Print and Colour
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix colouring pages >> HP Order of the Phoenix Colouring Pages
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For Pencils that don't need Sharpening!
As a parent, I love these particular brand of twistables coloring pencils because they don't need any sharpening - simply twist at the end when you need some more pencil lead. Easy for kids (and adults) to use.
These are vibrant shades and no need to sharpen. We love these and have a lot kept in stock. Perfect for travel because you don't need to worry about leads breaking and having a lot of pencils that can't be used.
Crafty Harry Potter Book
If you're having a Harry Potter birthday party and you're not sure where or how to start, here's a book that will make the party planning go much easier for you.
We love the Harry Potter coloring books range by Scholastic. There is also a party book is packed with plenty of ideas to ensure your party will be talked about (for all the right reasons) for many years to come. Lots of info on party favors, party games to play, crafts you can make and snacks to eat.
You can get a whole lot of rainy day activities from a book like this as well as using it as a resource for entertaining other kids too.
Hermione Granger Colouring Page
Make your Finished Pages Look Professional - Get a Range of Good Quality Pencils
Older children and adults will probably appreciate being able to use more professional pencils such as this Prismacolor set.
Prismacolors are well known as being really great quality for shading and blending with great vivid and rich tones to the end result. I am a bit of a collector of these pencils and I have yet to find anything I like to use better.
32 Harry Potter pages to print and colour. Some of the images have French text although that doesn't matter to my daughter who can't yet read! >> 32 HP colouring sheets
15 HP colouring sheets including a troll, centaur, Dumbledore, Fluffy the 3-headed dog, inside Gringotts the bank, Hagrid on the motorbike and Harry's Patronus >> 15 Potter Colouring Pages
Harry Potter and his Sorting Hat which you can print or colour online >> Harry and the Sorting Hat
Harry, Ron and Hermione and the mountain troll to print or colour online >> Harry and the troll
Already, coloured in but here's some great wizarding bookmarks and tags to print off >> Wizard Bookmarks and Tags
Harry Potter printable bookmarks, really cute with "This bookmark belongs to ..." >> Printable Bookmarks
Harry Potter Crafts
Make your own wand! Discover how to make a fab Harry Potter wand using paper, paint and a glue gun >> Harry Potter Wand
Crochet a gorgeous Golden Snitch from the Harry Potter Quidditch games with free downloadable PDF pattern >> Crochet a Golden Snitch
Create your very own dragon egg which you can display >> Make a Dragon Egg
A cute cauldron pincushion to hold your sewing pins >> Wizard's Cauldron Pincushion
Knit some really cute fingerless Hufflepuff gloves - instructions and chart included >> Knit Hufflepuff Gloves
Too cute embroidery charts for lots Harry Potter characters: Snape, Sirius Black, Tonks, Luna, Neville, Ron, Dumbledore, Hermione, Hagrid, Ginny, Harry and more >> Harry Potter Embroidery Charts
How about using glue and sequins?
There's loads of options for colouring in. My own daughter's favorite is to shade in pictures with glue and sprinkle sequins over the top. I hope you've enjoyed reading this hub today, thanks for your visit. Will you stick to the traditional pencils, felt tips or paints? Or will you be more adventurous with your sheets and opt for glitter, glue and tissue paper or making an unusual collage?
I like to draw carefully over the outlines with felt tips and then use softer pencils inside the lines. As a finishing touch, I use small bottles of glitter glue over the top to add in some extra sparkle.
© 2011 Marie
Your Comments - Do you love Coloring Harry Potter Pages too?
Marie (author) on October 22, 2012:
@CraftsIdeas: Thank you for your visit :)
CraftsIdeas on October 14, 2012:
Great colouring pages. Mu son love everything connected with Harry Potter. Thank you!!!
Marie (author) on October 07, 2012:
@TommyPotter: Thank you, Tommy.
Marie (author) on October 07, 2012:
@glutenallergy: They are fun, thank you so much for your visit.
TommyPotter on August 27, 2012:
designworld lm on June 23, 2012:
in love the series
glutenallergy on May 24, 2012:
These look like a lot of fun. My girls, who are huge Harry Potter fans, will love these!
Marie (author) on May 05, 2012:
@anonymous: I'm so glad you found this Harry Potter Coloring Page useful. Thanks for stopping by!
anonymous on February 28, 2012:
I had no idea that the Harry Potter Party book existed. That's a must buy for my daughter's birthday. Great lens. We love Harry Potter. I'll print a batch for my youngest.
Marie (author) on September 21, 2011:
@dellgirl: Thank you so much for your kind comment dellgirl.
dellgirl on September 20, 2011:
Beautiful lens, you have done a great job. Have a great week.
Marie (author) on July 25, 2011:
@Lee Hansen: Thank you so much for stopping by and awarding a squid blessing to my Harry Potter Colouring Pages article :)
Lee Hansen from Vermont on July 24, 2011:
Wonderful coloring book lens ... HP fans will surely find plenty of inspiration here. Blessed ... ;-D
Marie (author) on June 23, 2011:
@anonymous: Thank you very much :) I appreciate your visits and comments.
anonymous on June 22, 2011:
Cool stuff for all Harry Potter fans. Thumbs up!
Marie (author) on June 16, 2011:
@LisaAuch1: Thank you Lisa for dropping by :) Hope your nephew enjoys his birthday gifts.
Lisa Auch from Scotland on June 14, 2011:
I love Harry Potter! I have a nephew who will just love some of these colouring books for his birthday!