Magic Potions for Kids Craft

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I’ve always liked doing craft projects with my kids. It’s a great way to spend time with them and create memories. To keep my kids as excited about crafting together as I am, I look for projects that follow their interests. We read a lot in our family and fantasy books have always been a hit. Stories about magic, wizards and potions never fail to grab a child’s interest. One afternoon, my son and I made these magic potions for kids craft and had a great time creating potions and memories together.

4 clear bottles with old looking labels with names of different kids of potions and wood stick on table with title text reading Magic Potions for Kids Craft

Imaginative play and creative crafting are wonderful for children and tween’s development. This magic potions for kids craft is a great way to incorporate both. You can make this craft alone with your child or as a group activity. You can also mimic potions from your favorite story or create your own potions. 

Magic Potions for Kids Craft


curved tall bottle with cork stopper next to bottle of clear liquid and a red and green bottle of food dye

Decide with your child what color of potions you want to create. This is a great opportunity for  lesson in creating and mixing colors. Use water for a thinner consistency and corn syrup for a thicker consistency.

Adding corn starch is another way to thicken the potion. The corn starch tends to separate over time so the bottle will have to be swirled or shaken to mix the corn starch back into the potion. This adds additional magical feature to the potion.

4 glass bottles filled with colorful liquid and small round black items

Adding plastic beads is an easy way to add another dimension to the potion.

While the magic potion bottles are cool and inspiring on their own, they need a mystical looking label to be authentic. 

3 pieces of torn paper with edges charred

Cut a slightly larger label than you want for the bottle. Tear the edges to make the label look more rustic. To age the label, color just the edges of the label with a brown stamp ink pad or a brown marker. To obtain an aged look rather than a coloring look, brush the edge of the label across the ink pad or marker instead of using the marker to color on the label. Practice with scrap paper until you figure out a technique for the look you want.

Using the permanent marker add mystical names for each potion. You can use names from your favorite book or movie or create your own. I recommend that if your child is writing the potion names, have them practice first on scrap paper the approximate size of the actual label. This lets them figure out sizing and centering before writing on the label.

Let the ink dry several minutes. Use the brush to spread a thin layer of decoupage glue to the back only of the label for a more ancient matte look. If you plan on pouring the potions out of the bottle then add a layer of decoupage glue to the top of the label to protect it. Let the glue dry for 20 minutes to an hour. If your bottle is so curved that the label isn’t sticking, use rubber bands to hold it in place until the glue dries. 

4 glass bottles decorated to look like old wizard magic bottles and wood stick on table

Have fun displaying or playing with these magic potions for kids bottles. Enjoy the creativity and magic of crafting with your child.

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  1. These are super cute! I love upcycling old bottles and containers, too. Thanks for sharing this idea – can’t wait to try recreating them with my kids!

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