Fantastic Beasts Crossword

Do you believe that dangerous beasts are simply “misunderstood”? Are you a lover of all creatures, big and small? Well, if you answered either of those questions with a yes and are also a Harry Potter fan, you might just wish being a magizoologist was a real career choice. Sadly, it is not. But that doesn’t mean you can’t test your knowledge with this Fantastic Beasts crossword!

I of course have the puzzle and the answers below for your downloading convenience. I have also included a list of magical creatures, most of which are used in the puzzle. This is for those who may only have a slight interest in these fantastical beasts and may need a little help. Keep in mind that there are creatures listed here that are not answers to the puzzle.




Have fun!


Wizarding Spells Matching Puzzle

There are a vast amount of wizarding spells and charms used in JK Rowlings world of witches and wizards. There’s a spell to rip seams in clothing, one to force people to dance, and one to make your voice louder. There are also plenty of curses and jinxes, including three unforgivable curses.

Test your knowledge of these incantations and the outcome they produce by downloading the puzzle below.



Gryffindor Plastic Canvas Bookmark

Okay now, all you Gryffindors can calm down. I know that I did all the other house bookmarks before you, but don’t worry because it’s finally here. Your very own Gryffindor bookmark!

These bookmarks are pretty easy to make and only take a few hours to stitch so you can make one for all of your Gryffindor friends in no time. All you have to do is download the pattern with the link below and get stitching!

Gryffindor Plastic Canvas Bookmark Pattern

Click on the “Plastic Canvas” tab at the top of the page to see the other bookmarks and more!

Slytherin Plastic Canvas Bookmark

Slytherins read too (though I’m not so sure about Crabbe and Goyle), so treat the Slytherin in your life to this bookmark. Don’t have a Slytherin in your life? Well, it’s time to get off your high Gryffindor horse (I mean that in the nicest way. Hey, I am a Hufflepuff) and go make some Slytherin friends. After all, they’re not all bad.

This is a quick and easy pattern using size 10 plastic canvas and two colors of DMC embroidery floss. Click on the link below to get the full pattern and DMC floss numbers.

Slytherin Plastic Canvas Bookmark Pattern

Ravenclaw Plastic Canvas Bookmark

Here is a fast and easy pattern for creating a Ravenclaw bookmark with plastic canvas and DMC embroidery thread. For the experienced plastic canvas maker, the bookmark should only take two to three hours (if that).

I used the bronze and blue from the books as opposed to the silver and blue from the movies.

Without further ado, here is your pattern download:

Ravenclaw Bookmark Pattern

Hufflepuff Plastic Canvas Bookmark

When I first joined Pottermore and was sorted, I was put in Hufflepuff. I admit I was a little disappointed at first. It didn’t take long before I discovered my house pride, however. Fast forward a couple of years. I hadn’t been on Pottermore for quite a while and couldn’t remember my log in or even what e-mail address I had used. I decided to just create a new log in and retake the sorting quiz. A lot had changed on Pottermore in the time since I had last been on, including the sorting quiz. To my disappointment I was now sorted into Ravenclaw. I’ve decided to consider myself a Hufflepuff with Ravenclaw tendencies. I wanted to make bookmarks for each house and started with a Hufflepuff plastic canvas bookmark. I’ll make my way through the other houses in the coming months.

I used size 10 canvas. Instead of trying to find lightweight yarn in the right colors, I choose to use embroidery floss. I simply doubled up on the strand to make it thicker and was pleased with how it turned out. I think I will use the floss from now on when stitching size 10 canvas because you can easily find hundreds of colors.

To make your own Hufflepuff bookmark, click on the pattern below and get stitching!

Hufflepuff Bookmark Pattern

Harry Potter String Art

Have you seen those string art images of your home state or a heart plastered all over Pinterest? Have you seen any that are the least bit geeky? I haven’t. I had never made one of these before now but I wanted to represent my favorite fandom by making the symbol of the Deathly Hallows.


Board big enough for your image

Printed image

Scissors/Craft knife


Nails–make sure your nail has a good lip on the head. Mine didn’t have much of a lip and it caused some problems when I was putting the string on

String in the color(s) of your choice

HP String art image Once you have your image cut out, position it on your board. I used some washi tape to hold the image down. I went with washi tape because (1) it was on hand and (2) it doesn’t pull up the paint/stain on the board.

Start pounding in nails! This felt like it took forever. I had to spread it out over a few days because it made my tennis elbow kick in big time. I also had to use pliers to hold the nails because they were too small for me to hold with my fingers.HP String art nailsYou can see in the picture above that I’m almost done pounding in the nails! Yay! It was easy to tell if a nail wasn’t pounded in well because it would pop out while hammering in another nail.

Once you have all your nails in, and there aren’t any loose nails, remove your image.

HP string art no stringIt’s time to start winding your string around the nails. I used a slip knot to start my string out. You’ll notice that I used a heavier string (as opposed to thread) and that it had variegated colors.

The Puzzling Crafter: HP string artThis was a bit frustrating. As I mentioned earlier, my nails didn’t have a large enough lip on the head to keep the string from slipping off.

Finally done!

HP String Art finished

I added a quote to the bottom by transferring printed words onto the wood. I tested this out on the back of the board a few times to get it down. I’m no expert on wood transfers, and you may notice the error I made.

Wood Transfer ErrorCheck out the word “enemy”. Yup, I had a spelling error that I didn’t catch during all my trials on the back of the board. I had it as “emeny” but was at least able to wipe away half of the “m” so that it wasn’t quite as bad of an error. There wasn’t anything I could do to fix the rest of the word. Oh well, lesson learned.

I would love to see what you make! Let me know in the comments how it goes for you or if you have any tips to add!

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Harry Potter Framework Puzzle


Have you ever used one of those websites where you can create a word puzzle by simply putting in the words you want used and click “create”? Have you ever looked at the puzzle it created and go “What happened to half of the words I submitted?” Well, I have. I’ve used a few of those online free puzzle creators and have never been satisfied with the results. My solution: I make them myself by hand.

I started doing this when I needed some puzzles that revealed codes for a letterboxing event that I was hosting. You can’t exactly tell one of those online puzzle makers to work a code into the form of the puzzle. When I started to create my own using graph paper, pencil, and a good eraser I found that I enjoyed making my own puzzles. They could be as hard or as easy as I needed them to be and could be tailored to fit my specific needs.

My family and friends have grown accustomed to me handing them a puzzle and saying “Hey, do this and tell me if I need to fix anything.” They’ve been good sports and tell me where there are problems in my creations. Every now and then, a problem slips through the cracks. If you come upon one, please let me know so I can fix it.

Here’s my Harry Potter Framework puzzle. Enjoy! Let me know in the comments if you liked working this puzzle or if you would like to see one similar to it for a different fandom.

Harry Potter Framework

Harry Potter Framework Answers