Best Activities, Crafts & Games Books for Teen & Young Adults

Here are the top 30 activities, crafts & games books for teen & young adults. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. The Plains of Howling Darkness (Fabled Lands)

by: Dave MorrisJamie ThomsonRuss Nicholson
Release date: Oct 13, 1995
Number of Pages: 96
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A fantasy game-book where you, the reader, must choose what role to play, where to go and what to do. Barbarians, a city of ghost guards and the ancient evil of Kaschuf the Deathless are just some of the perils that must be faced in the search for a priceless treasure and the secret of immortality.
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Teen & Young Adult > Hobbies & Games > Crafts & Hobbies

2. Creative Haven Sea Life Paint by Number (Adult Coloring)

by: George Toufexis
Release date: Dec 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 64
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These 32 underwater scenes feature turtles, sharks, and other marvelous marine creatures. By using the lightly printed numbers and corresponding color key, experienced artists can make these sea creatures comes to brilliant life. The illustrations are printed on heavy, high-quality paper that’s printed on one side only so most paints won’t bleed through. Plus, pad-like binding makes removal and display of finished paintings a snap. Specially designed for experienced painters, Sea Life Paint by Number and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.

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Arts & Photography > Decorative Arts & Design > Decorative Arts

3. The Tibetan Art Coloring Book

by: J. Jamyang Singe
Release date: Jun 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 32
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A thangka is a sacred religious icon in the form of a cloth scroll painted with luminous pigment made from powdered minerals, ground gem-stones, plants, insects and other natural substances. The 12 outlines in this colouring book enable readers to explore these ancient Tibetan religious artefacts. J. Jamyang Singe is a leading thangka artist whose works have been widely exhibited and are in the collections of museums, galleries, monasteries and dharma centres. The introduction explains the design principles and the deities and symbolic objects that appear in these Buddhist picture stories.
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Arts & Photography > Individual Artists

4. The Bible Coloring Book: Inspiring Scenes and Scripture from the Old Testament

by: Tammie TrucchiClaudia Wolf
Release date: Mar 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 192
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Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. –Psalm 37:4

Celebrate your faith and your creativity with the surprisingly satisfying pleasure of coloring. As you fill these beautifully intricate illustrations with color, you’ll find hours of quiet, mindful enjoyment. Personalize your favorite scenes and scriptures from Psalms to the Song of Solomon according to your own gifts and strengths as you focus on the beauty of the verses. You’ll find inspiration with every turn of the page as your creativity flows and you reflect on your faith. Each image is printed on one side of high-quality paper, so you can frame your favorites and display them.

With The Bible Coloring Book, you can invite His spirit into your life each and every day to soothe your mind and soul.

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Christian Books & Bibles > Bible Study & Reference > Bible Study

5. Creature of Havoc (Fighting Fantasy)

by: Steve JacksonIan Livingstone
Release date: Jun 03, 2002
Number of Pages: 192
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Evil is festering in Trolltooth Pass. The Necromancer Zharradan Marr is close to stealing the secrets of Elven magic, which will make him invicible. But what does the Creature of Hovac know or care about all this? Who controls this foul beast? In this adventure, the Creature of Havoc is you. For ages 8 +.
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Teen & Young Adult > Science Fiction & Fantasy > Fantasy > Sword & Sorcery

6. Fairytales & Daydreams: a coloring adventure

by: Angela Traunig
Release date: Jun 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 72
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Explore a fantasy world of fairytales and daydreams! This new coloring book by Angela Traunig contains 30 one-sided original illustrations. Let your curiosity take you to the Himalayas to visit a Buddhist temple. Dive under the ocean to discover a mermaid castle. Float away on a hot air balloon ride with a whimsical narwhal! Stretch your imagination and enjoy endless hours of coloring fun.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books > Coloring Books

7. Creative Haven Butterflies and Blossoms Stained Glass Coloring Book (Adult Coloring)

by: Carol Schmidt
Release date: Oct 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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With the addition of color and light, these flowers and butterflies will bloom with brilliant life. Sixteen illustrations feature winged beauties amid roses, orchids, and other blossoms. Pages are perforated for easy removal and display — hold them up to a light source and they will glow with color. Specially designed for experienced colorists, Butterflies and Blossoms Stained Glass Coloring Book and other Creative Haven® adult coloring books offer an escape to a world of inspiration and artistic fulfillment. Each title is also an effective and fun-filled way to relax and reduce stress.
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Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

8. Byzantine Costumes Paper Dolls (Dover Paper Dolls)

by: Tom TierneyPaper DollsPaper Dolls for Grownups
Release date: Apr 30, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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2 dolls, 16 authentic costumes accurately represent fashions of the Byzantine Empire from A.D. 395-1453. Includes elaborately decorated tunics, brocaded silk stoles, shirts enhanced with patterned appliqué, pantaloons of rich silk, and more. Accompanied by elaborate headdresses, shoes with pointed toes, dazzling pieces of jewelry, and other authentic period accessories.
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Arts & Photography > Decorative Arts & Design > Textile & Costume

9. Great Double Maze Book

by: Charles SnapeJuliet Snape
Release date: Sep 01, 1995
Number of Pages: 40
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Readers follow each lively, colorful maze from left to right, turn back the flap in the center, and trace a new route from right to left, in nine challenging mazes set in various historical locations. Original. QPB Alt. BOMC Div.
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Humor & Entertainment > Puzzles & Games > Puzzles

10. Annie Oakley and Buffalo Bill Paper Dolls in Full Color

by: Tom Tierney
Release date: Jun 01, 1991
Number of Pages: 32
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Skillful renderings of 4 dolls — Annie Oakley, Frank Butler, “Buffalo Bill” Cody, and Sitting Bull — with 27, authentic full-color costumes. Annie’s wardrobe of 15 outfits includes gingham apron worn over shirtwaist and pleated skirt, and an elegant dress. 12 costumes for the men include shooting outfit, fur-trimmed leather coat, tribal regalia, more.
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Arts & Photography

11. The Walking Dead: Rick Grimes Adult Coloring Book

by: Robert Kirkman
Release date: Oct 11, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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This oversized adult coloring book features the most iconic images of Rick Grimes from the long-running comic book series. From police officer to leader of the Alexandria Safe Zone, Rick has faced down hordes of walkers and the worst humanity has to offer. Now it’s your turn, just make sure to stock up on plenty of red…
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Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

12. The Awesome Origami Pack: With 50 Sheets of Origami Paper, Plus Waterproof and Foil Papers

by: Nick Robinson
Release date: Oct 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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Derived from the Japanese words ori (to fold) and kami (paper), origami is the centuries old art of paper folding. Today, the process of transforming flat sheets of paper into miniature sculpture is an art form practiced around the world by people of all ages. The Awesome Origami Pack has everything kids need to get started creating their own amazing origami sculptures. This brightly illustrated manual includes 50 sheets of patterned origami paper (plus patterned, foil, and waterproof varieties), and step-by-step instructions for dozens of projects. Kids will be thrilled at the amazing things they can make with folded paper:

  • Simple fans, crowns and envelopes
  • Waterproof items like boats, cups, and water bombs
  • Origami animals like fish, frogs, and peacocks
  • Decorative boxes, stars, and picture frames
  • Readers will also find an introduction to the history of origami, basic folding techniques and a printed folding guide. A built in storage pocket keep papers neat.

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    Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Papercrafts, Stamping & Stenciling > Origami

    13. Color This! Brain-Boosting Coloring Designs: Patterned & Tangled Designs for Fun & Focus

    by: Ben Kwok
    Release date: May 06, 2016
    Number of Pages: 80
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    Ben Kwok’s amazing TangleEasy design templates inspire doodlers and Zentangle enthusiasts all over the world. Now Ben and talented DO Magazine artist Kati Erney have teamed up to create exciting new coloring books just for you! Color This! Brain-Boosting Coloring Designs is packed with exquisite drawings that you can use to engage your mind and access your inner wisdom. Coloring has been shown to improve mood, sharpen concentration, and enhance cognitive performance. Inside you ll find dozens of illustrations packed with this boosting-brain power, ready to color with pencils, markers, pens, gel pens, or watercolors. Ben starts you on your coloring journey with helpful information on tools and color theory, plus easy-to-follow advice on shading, blending, and layering. An inspiring full-color gallery shows how to give the same design a completely different look just by altering your color selections.
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    Arts & Photography > Graphic Design > Techniques > Use of Color

    14. Cut & Assemble Victorian Railroad Station (Cut & Assemble Buildings in H-O Scale)

    by: Edmund V. Gillon Jr.
    Release date: Jul 11, 1994
    Number of Pages: 16
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    Craftspeople and Victoriana enthusiasts can now assemble an authentic replica of an actual station in Point of Rocks, Maryland, built in 1875. Ideal for model train layouts and school projects, this colorful structure will delight both young and old model builders alike. Introduction and instructions. 2 diagrams. 6 plates of color pieces.
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    Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Papercrafts, Stamping & Stenciling > Papercrafts

    15. Cut & Assemble the Old Sturbridge Village Meetinghouse: An H-O Scale Model in Full Color

    by: Edmund V. Gillon Jr.
    Release date: Nov 07, 1991
    Number of Pages: 16
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    Authentic, accurately detailed model of Greek Revival-style building originally constructed in 1832. Complete, easy-to-follow instructions and clear diagrams for assembling walls, roof, doors, windows, Grecian pillars, porch, pediment, belfry with weather vane, clocks and adjoining walled cemetery with gate.
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    Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies

    16. Let’s Party! (What’s Your Style?) (What’s Your Style?)

    by: Alison BellKun-Sung Chung
    Release date: Dec 08, 2005
    Number of Pages: 64
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    Throwing a party is a great way to express your personality! Need ideas for your upcoming bash? Let’s Party! provides eight cool and complete party plans, which will reflect one’s own unique style, like the “Sensational Spa” and the “Spy Thriller Party.” With mix n’ match party ideas, quizzes, and personality-specific troubleshooting tips, Let’s Party! is the perfect guide for any aspiring hostess, whether she’s a control chick or an improv queen!
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    Teen & Young Adult > Social Issues

    17. Quest for the Lost City of Gold

    by: Stephen BiestyStephen Biesty
    Release date: Oct 04, 2007
    Number of Pages: 80
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    Join this mind-boggling quest around some of the world’s greatest buildings, following the clues with famous artist Stephen Biesty. A mysterious postcard arrives at Stephen’s home. It contains a clue to an incredible quest for treasure. Somewhere in the world there’s a lost city of gold: and you can help find it! Join Stephen for a whirlwind dash around the globe to track down the secrets of the most famous buildings in history. You’ll find messages in invisible ink, maps, code breaking notes and more to help you. Plus, thanks to Stephen’s fantastic ‘inside-out’ drawings, you’ll get an amazing view of the nooks and crannies of each site and find out what they were like in their heyday. From the Empire State Building to the Colosseum, the Sydney Opera House to Angkor Wat: solve the clues, crack the codes, answer the riddles, and discover who the mystery postcard writer is.
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    Teen & Young Adult > Hobbies & Games > Crafts & Hobbies

    18. 3-D Coloring Book–Visual Illusions (Dover 3-D Coloring Book)

    by: Spyros HoremisKoichi Sato
    Release date: Oct 14, 2011
    Number of Pages: 128
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    Is seeing believing? These optical illusions promise to boggle your mind, trick your eyes, and confound your senses. A host of ingeniously contrived constructions and strange interlocking shapes offer opportunities for imaginative and inventive coloring. Use crayons, watercolors, felt-tip pens, tempera, and other coloring methods, then use the enclosed 3-D glasses to enjoy the stunning effects.
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    Arts & Photography > Decorative Arts & Design > Decorative Arts

    19. Blood Bowl: Star Players (Warhammer) (v. 10)

    by: Andy Jones
    Release date: Dec 10, 1989
    Number of Pages: 64
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    Graphic Novel
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    Science Fiction & Fantasy > Gaming > Warhammer

    20. Blood in Darkness (Doomstones Series: Warhammer Fantasy Role Play)

    by: Simon ForrestBrad FreemanGraeme Davis
    Release date: Jan 01, 1990
    Number of Pages: 80
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    Follow the century-old path of a renegade Orc warchief through the foothills of the Vaults mountains, discover the relics of a mutiny and a clue which leads to an ancient dwarven shrine and a second crystal of Power. Finding the shrine is just the begining – beyond lie age-old dwarven defences, and the tunnels’ modern dwellers… Blood in Darkness mixes investigation and combat to present WFRP players with a constant challenge. It is the second part of the Doomstones Campaign following on from Fire in the Mountains.
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    Humor & Entertainment > Puzzles & Games

    21. Spike + Jeff Sailcars Model Kit

    by: Spike &amp Jeff,Spike + Jeff
    Release date: Sep 01, 2003
    Number of Pages: 24
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    This Model Kit lets you build not one, but four fantastic Sailcars. Use your ingenuity to customize your ultimate Sailcar with nifty feathers or a skull-and-crossbones sail or in minutes whip up a sleek, streamlined car for a race. The possibilities are limitless!

    WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.

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    Humor & Entertainment > Puzzles & Games

    22. Bride and Bridesmaid Paper Dolls

    by: Barbara Steadman
    Release date: Aug 14, 2002
    Number of Pages: 8
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    Two dolls — a bride and her bridesmaid — are each accompanied by eight costumes. Bridal gowns appear in white and ivory, embellished with lacy appliques, veils, and elbow length gloves. Attendants’ costumes follow the simple lines of the brides’ ensembles in shades of deep rose, lime green, apricot, sea green, hot pink, and deep lilac.
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    Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Papercrafts, Stamping & Stenciling > Papercrafts

    23. Cut & Assemble a Victorian Gothic House

    by: Edmund V. Gillon Jr.
    Release date: Oct 20, 1995
    Number of Pages: 12
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    Easy-to-follow instructions show you how to recreate the Delamater House, an authentic part of the historic Beekman Arms Inn in Rhinebeck, New York.
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    Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies

    24. Cut & Assemble New England Farmhouse

    by: Edmund V. Gillon Jr.
    Release date: Jul 07, 1995
    Number of Pages: 24
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    Authentic 26″-long model recreates classic New England “connected” farmhouse: main house connects to “little house,” containing kitchen and woodshed, which connects to “back house,” a work and storage area, which connects to the barn. Also such accessories as a grape arbor, privy, well house, fence and gates. Easy-to-follow diagrams and complete step-by-step instructions make it easy to assemble this time-honored example of rural architecture.
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    Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies

    25. Cut & Assemble the Wizard of Oz Toy Theater (Models & Toys)

    by: Dick Martin
    Release date: Feb 01, 1985
    Number of Pages: 32
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    Step-by-step directions, exploded diagrams insure easy assembly of full-color theater, stage and more. Includes colorful scenery backdrops of Munchkinland, the Emerald City, and more, plus all the favorite Oz characters — Dorothy, Toto, the Wizard, Tin Woodman, Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, and others — as well as props and story synopsis.
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    Arts & Photography

    26. Mumtaz of the Taj Mahal Paper Dolls (Dover Paper Dolls)

    by: Tom Tierney
    Release date: Jan 04, 2002
    Number of Pages: 16
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    Of Shah Jahan’s many wives, his favorite was the beautiful Mumtaz Mahal; upon her death, the Shah ordered the construction of the Taj Mahal. The life of Mumtaz is recalled by this expertly rendered paper doll collection. Two dolls, one of the emperor and the other of Mumtaz Mahal, are accompanied by 16 exquisite costumes, including accessories.
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    Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Crafts & Hobbies > Papercrafts, Stamping & Stenciling > Papercrafts

    27. Ella Jenkins’ This Is Rhythm

    by: Ella Jenkins
    Release date: Sep 01, 1993
    Number of Pages: 96
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    Rhythm can be a wonderful route for children and adults to relate to one another on a musical plane. This delightful, colorful book, by one of the most influential children’s performers in American music, includes rhythmic songs and chants with words, music, and chord symbols. Dozens of color illustations by Garrian Manning demonstrate the many faces of rhythm. Each book includes two rhythm sticks so kids can start “practicing” and enjoying rhythm right away. This Is Rhythm is a musically therapeutic book aimed at elementary school grades, perfect for use by teachers, parents, recreation workers, and musical therapists.
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    Arts & Photography > Music > Instruments > Voice

    28. Fighting Fantasy 17 Appointment with F.E.A.R. (Fighting Fantasy)

    by: Steve Jackson
    Release date: Apr 01, 2004
    Number of Pages: 192
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    Fighting Fantasy is the brilliant series of adventure games where YOU are the hero. Your mission is to discover the location of the top- secret F.E.A.R. meeting, capture the Titanium Cyborg and his cohorts bring them to justice. Ages violence, kidnapping and corruption of a host of super-villans.
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    Teen & Young Adult > Hobbies & Games > Crafts & Hobbies

    29. IncrediBuilds: Harry Potter: Aragog Deluxe Book and Model Set

    by: Jody Revenson
    Release date: Oct 18, 2016
    Number of Pages: 32
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    Kids can build their own customizable AragogTM with this thrilling hardcover book and 3D wood model set from IncrediBuilds. 

    The deluxe hardcover book gives readers an inside look at how Aragog and the other Acromantula of the Harry Potter films were designed and created. Filled with incredible illustrations and unit photography, this book provides fascinating facts about the Acromantula from the movies—from digital effects secrets to how an enormous, lifelike Aragog was built. A must-have for fans of all ages, the book comes complete with a do-it-yourself wood model of Aragog.  

    Skill Level: Easy 

    Copyright © 2016 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. HARRY POTTER, characters, names and related indicia are ™ and © Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. Harry Potter Publishing Rights © JKR. (s16)

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    Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Performing Arts > Film

    30. IncrediBuilds: Harry Potter: Golden Snitch 3D Wood Model and Booklet

    by: Jody Revenson
    Release date: Jul 26, 2016
    Number of Pages: 32
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    An insider’s look at the creation of the wizarding world’s favorite sport, complete with a customizable 3D Golden Snitch wood model!  

    Quidditch is beloved by witches and wizards all over the wizarding world. With this 3D wood model and booklet kit, get a behind-the-scenes look at how Quidditch was imagined and brought to life for the Harry Potter films—complete with insights from the actors, filmmaking secrets, and thrilling artwork. This must-have package also includes everything you need to create your own customizable Golden Snitch wood model. 

    Skill Level: Easy 

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    Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Performing Arts > Film

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