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Yarnypotter – The final challenge! – Pets

With just over a week left before the yarnypotter trail goes live – it’s time for the last challenge of this series – Hogwarts Pets.

All Hogwarts students were allowed to take a pet, an owl OR a cat OR a toad OR a rat, according to the invitation letters.

So this ones easy – pick your pet! As you may have seen on our facebook, some kids via the creation station have already gotten in on this one (and inspired it!)




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yarnypotter – challenge eight- sports!

It’s time for our penultimate Yarnypotter challenge – this week’s theme is sport!

With the World Cup and Tennis taking up so much of the time on TV at the moment, we thought Wizarding sports would be the ideal theme for this week’s challenge.

Make your own golden snitch for a game of quidditch, or a nimbus, you might even feel like drifting towards the possiblities offered by the Triwizard Tournment!


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yarnypotter – Challenge Seven! – Beasts

This week it’s time for a revisit to something we put to you earlier in the challenges – Fantastic Beasts.

Partly this is because it’s one that has the broadest set of options for you all to play with – and partly because it ties into some of the stuff we’re working on for the trail!

Check out the pinterest board for some inspiration if nothing comes to mind – at some point, I will be doing a dragon, but it’s going to take me a little longer than a week 😉

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yarnypotter – Challenge Six – House Mascots!

So we’re keeping it relatively simple again, following on from last week’s House Elf challenge – this week’s challenge is: Hogwarts House Mascots!

Are you a Hufflepuff, a Gryffindor, a Slytherin, or maybe like many in Lancaster, you’re a Ravenclaw?

With the work for our upcoming trail ramping up, we thought we’d go with a challenge that works towards that. Make a badger, a lion, a snake or even an eagle (or raven as per the films ;)) and share your work with us!

Don’t forget we’re on instagram now  ( https://www.instagram.com/yarncaster/ ) (and we’ll be bringing our twitter @yarn_caster back to life as well!)

The next challenge will go live on the 29th June – but there’s nothing to stop you revisiting old challenges at any time!

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yarnypotter – Challenge Five – Free the House Elves!

From this week onwards, we’re going to be doing five challenges running up to the 20th July – you’ll have Fri-Thurs for each challenge, which we’re aiming to keep quite simple 😉

This week the challenge theme is: Free the House Elves!

Make a sock (yes, just one, you don’t have to make a pair 😉 ), make a House Elf, or even make a house elf from a sock…… Then share a picture of your completed make here, on facebook or our shiny new instagram account ( https://www.instagram.com/yarncaster/ )

The next challenge will be posted on the 22nd June 🙂