One of the mysteries in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone that Harry, Ron Weasley, and Hermione Granger worked hard to solve was the question of what Fluffy the three-headed dog was protecting. Over the course of their first year at Hogwarts the trio managed to determine that the object under Fluffy's trap door was the Sorcerer's Stone, as it is called in the US. It is known as the Philosopher's Stone in the UK and other parts of the world.
The stone was wizard made and could be used to make a potion called the Elixir of Life. When drunk, the Elixir gave the drinker longer life than would otherwise be possible. The stone could also be used to change any metal into gold.
The stone appearance in the movies was clearish stone that was red. The exterior of the stone was rough in appearance, somewhat translucent, and the red ranged from light to dark to black.
If you want to make your own Sorcerer's Stone then you've got a lot of leeway as to how the finished product looks. The good news is that there is a super easy way to make your own stone, as you can see from the video below. Although easy, it is also time consuming so make sure you have a few hours to dedicate to this project.
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What You Need To Make The Sorcerer's Stone
- Small red glass gems
- Hot glue gun
- Glue for glue gun
- Paper towels
- Black paint
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Turn on the hot glue gun. While you are waiting for the glue to heat up make a pile of the red gems. You will be gluing the gems together so place them on a paper towel or newspaper if you want.
As soon as the glue is heated use it to start glueing the gems together by pressing the gems into the glue. This takes a long time so it might help if you have your favorite tunes playing as you work.
Continue to add glue and press the gems into the glue until you are happy with the size and shape of the stone.
Let the glue dry completely.
Dip a paper towel into the black paint and rub it sparingly onto the stone.
Let the paint dry. After your stone is dry it will be ready to be displayed.