FriDIY: Design Your Own Magnets

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It’s that time of the year where little artists are picking out new markers and crayons in prep for the next school year. When their masterpieces come home from school, where do you display them? We like to use magnets to display ours. Here is a fun way to design your own magnets!

Magnet Fun! Create your own magnets with a few supplies to proudly display your kid's artwork! Tips & more from Step2

What you’ll need:

  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Clear Flat Marbles
  • Colorful Paper
  • Mod Podge  (or clear school glue)
  • Paint Brush
  • Magnets
  • Glue Gun
  • Googly Eyes (optional)

Supplies for Magnet DIY

Trace around one of the marbles on your paper and then cut it out.

Trace for Magnet DIY

 

Next, apply a small amount of Mod Podge or clear glue to the flat side of your marble.

Glue paper to magnet in Step2 craft

 

Gently press the paper onto the back of the marble.  Use your hot glue gun to attach a magnet to the back of the paper.

Magnet craft from Step2

 

After the glue dries, hang the works of art!

To add to the fun, you could add googly eyes to your magnets. Or, instead of using decorative paper, try using a photo of your child!

Step2 Magnet DIY

We displayed our artwork on the Easel for Two, one of our best easels for kids. Where do you display your child’s artwork?

Manufacturer’s Note: These craft is intended to be completed by an adult. Please make sure children are the recommended age to play with the product featured in this blog post. Adult supervision is required.

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