DIY Harry Potter Sorting Hat

Posted on Oct 2 2018 – 11:39am
by Rudy

DIY Harry Potter Sorting Hat

Halloween is right around the corner and that’s usually when the most Harry Potter crafts, decorations and costumes come out! One thing we were missing in our doll Harry Potter Collection was the very iconic Sorting Hat! This craft is so easy and it’s made with just paper! We like a good messy paper mache craft every now and then, but, if you aren’t down for the mess, you can use a paint brush and regular glue or Mod Podge. All the kids got in on this craft. We had several paper mache crafts going on all at once. We were experimenting with covering a balloon half way and then popping it to form a bowl. It was fun!  I shared with them that I starting doing paper mache crafts when I was young. I didn’t always have a lot of craft supplies like they do, but I did have recycled paper, flour and water! As the oldest child of five, I always loved to help my mom with the younger kids birthdays. I made customized pinatas that coordinated with the party themes. It was so much fun seeing the reactions of my siblings or their friends. And then of course they were smashed to bits!

Materials Needed:

  • Paper or Card Stock
  • 6-8″ Circle for tracing
  • Tape
  • Newspaper or Recycled Coloring Book Pages
  • Flour
  • Water
  • Paint

Watch and tell us which House the Sorting Hat would put you in!

Don’t miss out on all the other fun Harry Potter crafts we’ve done!

How to Make the Monster Book of Monsters


Harry Potter Book – The Care of Magical Creatures

American Girl Book of Spells

American Girl Harry Potter Book Set ~ Printables

American Girl Harry Potter Wands

How to Make American Girl Harry Potter Brooms

How to Make an American Girl Quidditch set

DIY Harry Potter Sorting Hat was last modified: October 2nd, 2018 by Rudy

14 Comments so far. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. Debbie
    October 19, 2018 at 5:40 pm –

    Can you make a Hogwarts bedroom for the dolls?

  2. Katie
    October 18, 2018 at 12:11 pm –

    My daughter and I love watching your videos. You have great inspiration and easy to follow instructions. Could you make a doll drive in? Like a Sonic type stall or something to add to the diner? Thank you for all the wonderful crafts!

  3. LucianaVega
    October 13, 2018 at 12:49 pm –

    Hey Rudy I just relized. Using the Luciana space camp bench for example, you show us how to make the lot of money very cheap. You work hard, thank you VERY much.

  4. KaBellaCupcakery2016
    October 13, 2018 at 7:09 am –


    Do you have Caroline? and who is the other doll?



  5. Nonna
    October 12, 2018 at 12:47 pm –

    Very sharp!

  6. Gabbi
    October 10, 2018 at 10:36 am –

    Has anyone done an AG create your own tee? If so how long does it take to get it?

  7. CarolineAbbottandLucianaMobley
    October 8, 2018 at 6:11 pm –

    Hey I just thought. I made a create your own doll using American Girl’s website, but her and my other doll got in a fight so I decided to make her a mini doll, but I don’t know how! Since vids on my ChromeBook don’t work ( my parents set that up ), could you do a how- to – make a mini doll no video plz? I have wanted to make one for a while, but it never worked. Please show me how Rudy.

  8. 3AGDolls4ever
    October 6, 2018 at 6:43 pm –

    where do you live? does it happen to be in Wisconsin??? ?

    (don’t mean to be rude though.)

  9. Gabbi
    October 6, 2018 at 4:41 pm –

    Love it Rudy! The paper mache was a great idea! And I can’t wait to have some fun in a messy craft. Please do more with paper mache. Also could you do a farewell video about Gabby,Tenney, and Z? Your awesome!?????

  10. Dollar Bill’s Dollie Stopmotions
    October 6, 2018 at 8:53 am –


  11. Sophie
    October 3, 2018 at 2:51 pm –

    Love it!!!!!! Can you make chipotle food please!!!!!! ????????????????????????

  12. KaBellaCupcakery2016
    October 3, 2018 at 9:15 am –

    Hi rudy,

    This craft looks amazing!! a little time consuming, but looks really great. I will try this out!!

  13. Terri
    October 2, 2018 at 11:02 pm –

    Very cute. I plan to make it large enough to fit on a doll’s head like in the Harry Potter movie. I think using a brown paper grocery bag will work great!

  14. 3AGDolls4ever
    October 2, 2018 at 7:08 pm –

    could you please do a lot of FALL crafts!!!!

    because my dolls are having a fall party and it would be great to have some ideas from you. You just seem to think of everything!!!!

    LOVE your site, thanks!