Wizardry and Potions Part 1


Love Potion #9 and Magic Unicorn Blood!

Be sure no animals have been injured in this post!


Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.
Fillet of a fenny snake,
In the caldron boil and bake;
Eye of newt, and toe of frog,
Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder’s fork, and blind-worm’s sting,
Lizard’s leg, and owlet’s wing,—
For a charm of powerful trouble,
Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.
Double, double toil and trouble;
Fire burn, and caldron bubble.

(William Shakespeare- Macbeth)



We recently read the first Harry Potter book. Zoe has always been into making potions, daughter of an herbalist! She has always had tools and access to plants, and supplies, still reading Harry Potter stirred the wizard within! I thought it would be fun to put together a “Potion Making Kit” for her as a Valentine Gift , I love making kits you can read about the “Detective Kit” here. First I found a metal tin (black and red) at Joanns in the dollar bin! Great start and filled it with a few glass bottles of various sizes I picked up at Michaels, a little jar of glycerine, red food coloring and added various tubes of glitter and confetti in fun heart and star shapes! Several sheets of stickers for decorating labels, a stamp of chemistry jars (see last photo-note). I also purchased a few small items on etsy the downloadable vintage labels, and the original love potion charm. We already had the test tubes from her 5th Birthday party themed mad science, purchased from Steve Spanglers.
I also made her a vintage looking spell book and included a magic wand made out of a deer antler! I’ll photograph and talk about these in the next post

PS : For those of you wondering Unicorn Blood Potion is made with red glitter, salt, water, glycerine and a drop of red food coloring. It’s use is still being discovered. What would you use it for?


One thought on “Wizardry and Potions Part 1”

  1. Great post! About ten years ago, I too made my daughter a spell book (after she started reading Harry Potter). However, your creativity with the “Potion Making Kit” certainly exceeded mine!

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