Bring more enchantment to your Harry Potter party with a backyard Quidditch Game. Watch wizarding guests whiz around hunting for that elusive Golden Snitch as they work on getting their Quaffle through these magically quick and easy DIY golden hoops.
DIY Quidditch Materials
- Hula Hoop
- 3/4-inch PVC Pipe
- 3/4-inch PVC “T” with 1/2-inch “arms”
- Spray Primer
- Gold Spray Paint
- PVC Cutters or Hand Saw
Cut the hula hoop at the joint (usually found underneath the label). Use either PVC cutters or a hand saw. (TIP: Make sure you complete this step over flooring that can get wet. Some hula hoops are filled with water.)
Insert hula hoop ends into the “arms” of the PVC “T”. (TIP: Wrap gold duct tape around ends to make the fit tighter if needed.)
Cut PVC pipe to the desired length and stick into the ground. A rubber mallet can be helpful here. (TIP: To make it easier on ourselves, we spray painted our hoops once they were assembled and standing in place. To protect the grass from overspray we laid out a plastic grocery sack on the grass before sticking the PVC into the ground. Weight the sack with rocks or bricks if needed.)
Spray paint hoop and pipe with primer.
Once the primer is dry, cover with gold spray paint.
Gather the teams and play for the Quidditch Cup. There are plenty of “rule” resources on the internet. Use whichever set best fits your party needs.
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