Knit or crochet a scarf in the colors of the House of Gryffindor, just like the one Harry Potter wears.
Or, make a scarf in your child's school colors. These scarves provide almost instant satisfaction for your efforts. They're quick and easy to make, and in less than a week you'll have created a stylish accessory.
Choose a soft acrylic yarn for comfort and easy care. And many manufacturers now sell yarn in oversized skeins; two one-pound skeins may be all you need to make scarves for the whole family.