A cute DIY Niffler craft inspired by Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, this DIY Niffler Necklace would make a great activity or gift for the Wizard fan in your life!
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them Craft
Have you read or watched Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them with your kids?
While there were a couple of scary parts, Ella and I loved it!
She has been carrying around a mini-briefcase ever since, so I thought it would be fun to make our own Niffler, inspired by the cute and mischievous creature who kept escaping from Newt Scamander’s briefcase.
There were so many cute Niffler toys at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter, but we had agreed early on that Ella’s souvenir from our Universal Studios trip would be a replacement wand from Ollivander’s.
There are also so many Niffler options on Etsy! This Fantastic trunk would be great for a birthday surprise, and it’s a bit pricey, but this rainbow Niffler is just so gorgeous!
Our clay Niffler would be cute as a desk decoration, magnet, or even a keychain, but Ella of course needed it to be a necklace!
It was pretty simple to make, but if you make a mistake, just re-roll the clay and start again.
If you run into issues making your own Niffler jewelry, I also found these cute Niffler earrings on Etsy!
Niffler Necklace Materials
- 1/10 package black Filmo polymer clay
- 1/32 package orange FIlmo polymer clay
- World’s tiniest speck of off-white Filmo polymer clay
- Clay sealant
- Gold glitter
- 1 eye pin
- 1 jump ring
- 1 cord necklace
Tools You May Find Helpful:
- Plier and wire cutters
- Wax Paper
How to Make a Niffler Necklace
Break off a hunk of black clay that is about the size you’d like your final niffler to be.
Separate black clay into portions: 4 pieces about 1/10 the size of the hunk, one piece 1/3 the size of the remainder.
Shape the biggest piece into a fat cylinder and flatten the “front” and “back” forming the body.
With the 1/3 portion of clay, roll it into a ball, flatten the back, then elongate the front, forming the head.
With the four remaining 1/10 portions, form small cylinders and place on the body as arms and legs wrapping around toward the front.
To make the beak, use the orange clay to form a wide, long triangle with a rounded front and fat back the same size and width as the face.
Place beak on the face.
Make 2 very small off-white balls with the off-white clay and mush them onto the face above the beak.
Make 2 even smaller black balls of black clayand mush them onto the white circles you just placed.
Form a tiny ball of orange clay and roll it in the glitter.
Place this tiny golden nugget in the niffler’s hands.
Trim the eye pin to about 1/2-inch long.
Slide eye pin into the top of the niffler’s head or wherever you want.
Place the snitch into the oven on wax paper for 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and allow niffler to cool completely.
Seal the niffler.
Attach a jump ring to eye pin .
Thread necklace into jump ring.
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This super easy Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them craft is a great movie night activity with kids or a fun homemade gift for a Fantastic Beasts fan.