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Are you curious what Hogwarts House you belong in? Don't be! Use our Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat to find out! This free, fun game will enchant the little wizards and muggles in your life. 

Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat Owl and Snitch

One of my favorite scenes from the Harry Potter books is when Harry gets sorted into his Hogwarts House by the Sorting Hat. You can feel Harry's extreme relief when he gets placed into Gryffindor! Anything but Slytherin right?! Have you ever wondered what house you belong to? Now, you can find out with this Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat game! Just like the real Sorting Hat, the results are never wrong. Well, almost never.

With the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Studios Hollywood, you can get your family members sorted before your visit to Hogwarts Castle. Are you brave and bold like a Gryffindor, trustworthy and loyal like a Hufflepuff, clever and wise like a Ravenclaw, or cunning and ambitious like a Slytherin? The only way to find out is to ask the Sorting Hat. Or, in this case, the Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat.




Cut off the white edges, so you have just the square pattern. With the pattern facing down and the blank paper showing, fold the corners into the center. Make sure to watch the lines and make it even.



Fold the corners into the center again to make a smaller square. Crease the edges.



Next, fold the square in half one way. Make a crease. Unfold it. Then, fold it the opposite direction and make another crease.



Then, place your fingers into the bottom of the paper and pop it up to make four little teepees. The "Hat" is ready to start sorting! It is easy to play. Hold the Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat with two hands. Place your thumb and pointer fingers inside the little teepees. Let the person who is being sorted choose one of the images on the top. Either the cauldron, books, snitch or owl.



Each picture has a number associated with it. Open and close the Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat alternating between up and then across with your fingers. For example, if the player chooses the bubbling cauldron, you will make three movements. If the owl was chosen, you make four. Leave the Sorting Hat open on the last count.



Then, the player will choose one of the words on the inside. The words are written in blue, yellow, red and green. Move the Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat as many times as there are letters in the word chosen. The number placed next to the word tells you how many letters are in the word. That way, even those little wizards who aren't great at spelling can still play! Not all of us are Ravenclaws.

Repeat this step three times.



On the fourth word selection, instead of counting out the word, open the flap and read the directions underneath. Four of the words hold a Hogwarts House icon under them. If you get one of these, then you have been officially sorted into a house. Hooray! The other four slots are filled with directions on how to start again. Or, if you are really unlucky, you find out that you are not a wizard at all, but a Muggle! Oh no.



Keep playing until everyone has been sorted into a house with the Harry Potter Origami Sorting Hat. 

I hope this little game helps your family get excited about visiting the amazing Wizarding World of Harry Potter coming to Universal Studios Hollywood. Experience the magic of Hogwarts and Hogsmead like never before and get the very best deal when you book your tickets with Get Away Today. Book your Wizarding World of Harry Potter package online or call our travel experts at 855-GET-AWAY. 
 
 
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44 Comments Add Yours

Sydney on February 17, 2016 at 6:17 PM
How do you get the paper for the oragomi
Get Away Today on February 23, 2016 at 11:34 AM
Hi Sydney, You can download the pdf in the article and just print it onto regular printer paper. Enjoy!
Joby on April 4, 2016 at 10:48 AM
Thank you for posting this! While we are excited for the new HP opening, this is going to be used for a HP bday party. Something to keep the kids busy until everyone shows up.
Gg on April 11, 2016 at 5:17 PM
Very ,very fun to test people.
Elizabeth on April 16, 2016 at 9:46 AM
How do you get the origami paper???
Get Away Today on April 18, 2016 at 12:22 PM
Hi Elizabeth, You can download the printable in the article onto your regular printer paper, then follow the folding instructions. :) Enjoy!
Anonymous on May 26, 2016 at 9:46 AM
Thanks a huge harry potter fan
Anonymous on June 3, 2016 at 2:11 AM
So cool
Dee on June 13, 2016 at 4:05 AM
Awesome. I just to play a game like when i was a child. But this one is 100 times better!!
Anonymous on June 13, 2016 at 1:42 PM
This is great!! It really works!!
Bulliotti on June 16, 2016 at 1:57 PM
Thanks for this ~ using it to sort bridal shower guests into their "houses" for seating at the 4 long banquet tables. Nice ice breaker!
Maia on June 22, 2016 at 7:55 AM
Thanks! Now all the Potterheads in my school can enjoy this with me!!!!
Anonymous on June 29, 2016 at 9:46 AM
How can I get the paper to print
Get Away Today on June 29, 2016 at 10:52 AM
You should be able to download the template from the link in the article and print it on a regular piece of office paper. If it doesn't work, try switching browsers. Best of luck!
jay on July 4, 2016 at 7:18 PM
Thank you so much!!
Minerva on August 9, 2016 at 7:41 PM
Would be great to have the instructions on one paper to take with to library activities, etc. Just a suggestion.....
Anonymous on August 20, 2016 at 2:50 PM
Like it thanks!
Anonymous on August 20, 2016 at 2:51 PM
Thanks! I like this a lot
Ella on August 29, 2016 at 3:21 AM
Thanks I'm a huge potter_head, I've read all the book and seen all it part two of the last movie!!!! Thanks for this great idea!!!
Adeline on September 3, 2016 at 6:40 AM
That's so cool
Anonymous on September 11, 2016 at 7:20 AM
How can we print it ????
Get Away Today on September 12, 2016 at 11:10 AM
Hi Anonymous, once you download the file, you should be able to hit Control-P to print on a PC or Command-P on an Apple. Enjoy! :)
Lilli on October 26, 2016 at 9:20 AM
Thanks so much this was so much fun to do with my kiddos!
Anonymous on November 2, 2016 at 8:02 PM
its so cool ha
Teacher on November 8, 2016 at 1:25 PM
So cute! I just printed it out for one of my Harry Potter fan students.
Camryn on November 12, 2016 at 7:58 PM
How do I print it?
Get Away Today on November 14, 2016 at 1:38 PM
Hi Camryn! Once you download the file, you can use the print option within the Adobe PDF file or use Control-P on a PC or Command-P on an Apple. Enjoy! :)
Kiki on November 17, 2016 at 1:39 PM
The pdf link doesn't seem to work
Get Away Today on November 18, 2016 at 9:24 AM
Hi Kiki! The PDF seems to be working on our end. Have you tried using a different browser and making sure pop-ups are enabled?
Katerina on November 19, 2016 at 3:31 PM
Hi! I can not speak english very well... can you please tell me the names of the front pictures? (I mean owl,pot and other two)... Thanks
Get Away Today on November 21, 2016 at 2:48 PM
Hi Katerina! The front pictures feature an owl, pot, stack of books and snitch. Please let us know if you have any other questions! :)
Juji on January 24, 2017 at 10:58 PM
Thank you so much !! My son loves Harry Potter .
Anonymous on February 18, 2017 at 2:10 PM
awesome!!!!!!! works for my project, thc
Hippiechic on March 3, 2017 at 2:12 PM
How do you download the printing
Jk on March 5, 2017 at 7:41 PM
Thank you - this is awesome!!
Get Away Today on March 6, 2017 at 9:34 AM
Hi Hippiechic! You will simply click where the PDF is linked and it will open the PDF in a new tab. Once that is open, you can print from there or choose to save to your computer and print at a later date. If you have any other questions, don't hesitate to let us know!
Bubblydebs on March 9, 2017 at 8:50 AM
I can not get it to open and print such a shame
Anonymous on March 12, 2017 at 2:26 PM
It not really clear when I print it out
wormtail on March 16, 2017 at 11:33 AM
how do you print
Veronica on March 18, 2017 at 5:32 AM
This looks perfect for my daughter's Harry Potter themed birthday party that I am planning but unfortunately I cannot find the pdf download icon. I have spent 10 minutes trying to find it - am I daft or something?
Get Away Today on March 18, 2017 at 1:59 PM
Hi Veronica! The link to the PDF download is above the second picture. In case you're still having troubles finding it, you can copy and paste this address in your search bar to bring the download up: https://www.getawaytoday.com/files/326/26338/sortinghat.pdf. Please let us know if you have any questions and we hope your daughter's birthday party goes amazing! :)
Sam Weasley on March 20, 2017 at 1:39 PM
thanks, it is so cool
Anonymous on March 25, 2017 at 12:47 AM
Excuse me,but where do you make the 'teepees'?,unfortunately I cannot find out how to do this
Get Away Today on March 27, 2017 at 1:23 PM
Hi there! You'll take the folded paper and insert your fingers into the opening, pushing as you do so. This will cause the paper to pop up and make the "teepees" for the origami Sorting Hat. Please let us know if you have any other questions! :)
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