~Craft Prompts Crescent~
Alchemy: In alchemy, each classical planet was associated with one of the seven metals known to the classical world. This term we are going to study the Moon, which is linked to the metal Silver. Please create something linked with the Moon (ex, something that has a face), or something linked to Silver (ex, a piece of jewelry).
Apparition: Not everyone who takes the apparation exam pass flawlessly the first time they try, even the most minor splinching results in the student having to retake the exam. For this term find something that you failed at before and give it another shot. Maybe it’s something you made ages ago which you claimed was done, but you know deep down wasn’t, or maybe it’s something you failed so badly at that you ended up throwing the whole thing out.
Arithmancy: Arthmancy might not be the most exciting of all Hogwarts classes, but it is a required class for many exciting jobs. For this term you must take something “boring” and make it exciting. Maybe the recipe is great by itself, but you have an idea of how to make it more exciting (or delicious), maybe the pattern you are using is nice as-is, but you have an idea of how to make it more awesome. Let us know just what you did to upgrade the craft into something more amazing.
Astronomy: This year we’ll be looking at some constellations, and for Ostara Term we will be looking at “Draco”. Please study the constellation and craft something that reminds you of a dragon. Think outside the box for this one.
Care of Magical Creatures (CoMC): The Diricawl, also know by muggles as a Dodo, can vanish at will when in danger. This has saved it from Muggles. Believed to be extinct by Muggles and used as an example to bring awareness to animal conservation, the Wizarding community feels no need to set the record straight. For homework please show your own conservation efforts to help the planet and other creatures. This can be anything from art of an endangered species to making reusable produce bags to reduce plastic waste.
Charms: One of the most interesting charms that we learn is Accio. This is a boon to the lazy. To explore this craft make something that allows you to be lazy or saves you time. Perhaps a mug cozy or person cozy for when you are relaxing, or create some labelled storage items (and fill them) to save you time looking for supplies in the future.
Defense Against the Dark Arts (DADA): The basilisk is a fearsome monster, we need to learn to defend ourselves against it. To effectually defend, you need to know your enemy, so we will be studying the basilisk in detail. Craft something that is pointy or sharp, or use sharp and pointy objects in your craft. Alternatively work with smooth and slippery materials.
Divination: Everyone collect a crystal ball from the shelves at the back of the room and begin gazing into the unknown. To complete this term’s homework look at the images contained within the crystal and create something that contains hidden elements (ie - pockets, or a secret ingredient). Alternately you may focus on the properties of the crystal ball itself and complete something that is very smooth in texture or has a reflective surface.
Flying: As we take to the air, we must not allow ourselves to be distracted by creatures flying at the same altitude we are. This is especially important at this time of year as many birds are migrating to seasonal habitats. Please work your ornithological curiosity out by crafting something that is inspired by your favorite bird - be sure to include what the bird is and why you find it so fascinating when you submit your assignment.
Herbology: Moonwort or Lunaria is a plant with transparent seedpods and purple flowers. The root and young leaves are edible, and the plant is helpful in spells involving honesty, love, wealth, and the banishment of monsters. Please create something that is either 1) transparent or purple (or uses one of those as an element) 2) something edible, or 3) something to banish monsters. Examples include a bright lantern or snuggly blanket to keep away dementors/depression. You are welcome to find other aspects of the plant to use as inspiration as long as you share the info in your submission.
History of Magic (HoM): In Hogsmeade Village, Madam Puddifoot’s Tea Room has long been a popular spot for Hogwarts students to take their sweethearts. This term take your inspiration from the Tea Room. Your project may be inspired by the pink ruffles and bows decorating the shop itself or by the tea and coffee on their menu.
Muggle Studies: In Winter, Muggles enjoy snow sports. These include skiing, ice skating, and sledding. These are done without benefit of warming or fire-making spells. Please create a project inspired by one of these sports, by the color white, or by the cold itself.
Potions: Time to clear out some cobwebs, so during Ostara we are learning the Anti-Paralysis Potion! Craft something that gets you “out of a rut”, craft something for someone to feel better, or craft something in a ruby red color.
Study of Ancient Runes (SoAR): The Fwooper is a magical creature, with 4 different colored feathers, and often represents the number ‘4’. For your assignment, create a project using the number 4. It may be made up of 4 different colors, 4 separate items, or have 4 main ingredients.
Transfiguration: The Ebublio Jinx is a transfiguration spell that traps your opponent in a large bubble. This term please show your best Ebublio Jinx by crafting something that uses or represents bubbles in its creation. This can be using bubbles to dye paper all the way to using popcorn stitches to make “bubbles” as you crochet.
House Pride Challenge: Please craft something by your chosen Hogwarts House.
House Unity Challenge: Please craft something inspired by another Hogwarts House, or by all of the Houses/School combined.
WIP Challenge: For this challenge, please complete a Work In Progress.
Stash Challenge: For this challenge, please craft something solely from your stash.
Reparo Challenge: For this challenge, please repair something broken or alter something to work better for you.
Advanced Studies Challenge: For this challenge please put in 2 hours on an ongoing OWL or NEWT assignment & be prepared to show before & after progress shots. Please note: no before & after pics = no points!
~Headmistress Monthly Prompts~
February - Fan Mail Challenge: You’ve been bullied into helping Prof. Lockheart answer his fan mail for the third time this week! Being that it’s February, most of the letters sent to him are Valentines, written on pink stationary and doused in perfume. For this challenge please craft something for your Valentine, or craft something inspired by another crafter whose work you are a fan of. (Please, no direct copying of someone else’s work! Inspired by only.)
~Iron Chef Challenges~
February - Secret Ingredient: Cereal
Cook outside the (cereal) box! Try making a cereal crust in this strawberry yogurt cream pie, some cereal crusted mozzarella sticks, or maybe some mocha puppy chow!
~Hermione’s Book Club~
February 17 - March 1 - The Vannishing Glass
In chapter 2 we get to meet our young hero, Harry, who has spent the last ten years living with his aunt & uncle, sleeping in the cupboard under the stairs. It is clear that the Dursley’s don’t like Harry very much, and their son Dudley likes to bully Harry. On Dudley’s birthday the family goes to the zoo to celebrate. After the sitter cancels, Harry gets to go too, and even gets to finish off Dudley’s first Knickerbocker Glory, after he complains it doesn’t contain enough ice cream. But after the fun start to the day, things begin to go wrong. Harry talks to a boa constrictor, before being pushed aside by Dudley. Suddenly the glass at the front of the snake’s enclosure vanishes, and the snake makes his getaway, scaring the Dursley’s terribly. Harry is sent back to his room, the cupboard under the stairs, full of spiders. For this challenge please craft something that didn’t end the way you expected when you started the project. Alternately you may craft something ‘glorious’ in nature.
In addition to the suggested prompt, you may always craft something inspired by a character, scene, or situation in that chapter, provided you note what specifically inspired you in your project submission.