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Making Fridge Magnets



Keep your kids busy with activity - making fridge magnets - they will have fun and exercise their creativity and the end product (the fridge magnets) will serve a practical purpose!

What you will need for making fridge magnets:

  • magnetic tape or dots
  • card or foam (for cutting out base shapes)
  • clip type wooden pegs 
  • sand paper or a sanding block
  • acrylic paints
  • modge podge or PVA glue to seal painted items
  • decorative "bits and pieces" (glitter, buttons, feathers, yarn, sequins, etc.)
  • felt tip makers (optional)
  • safety scissors
  • craft glue
  • glue gun (for adults to use)

Directions:

Wooden Peg Artwork Holder Fridge Magnet

  1. Lightly sand the wooden peg using the sand paper (or sanding block) - the supervising adult may need to help the younger kids with this bit.
  2. Paint the all over peg in the colour you want as the base coat and set it aside to dry. Repeat as necessary until you have a nice even coverage of paint on your peg.
  3. Decorate one side of the peg as you please with the paints or by gluing on some decorative "bits and pieces".
  4. Once glue has set coat your peg with modge podge or some watered down PVA glue to seal the surface of the peg.
  5. Using a strong adhesive (adults might need to do this bit) stick a small piece of the magnetic tape (or your magnetic dot) onto the back of the peg.

Foam Shape Fridge Magnet

  1. Lightly sand the wooden peg using the sand paper (or sanding block) - the supervising adult may need to help the younger kids with this bit.
  2. Paint the all over peg in the colour you want as the base coat and set it aside to dry. Repeat as necessary until you have a nice even coverage of paint on your peg.
  3. Using one of the templates provided (see links to printable pages below) or using your own design, cut out a shape in craft foam.
  4. Decorate your shape using the decorative "bits and pieces", the paints or the felt tip markers and set aside to dry.
  5. Using a strong adhesive (adults might need to do this bit) stick a small piece of the magnetic tape (or your magnetic dot) onto the back of the peg.

Once your fridge magnets have dried you can start using them to display the kids artwork (or your bills) on the fridge. These fridge magnets should hold several pieces of paper without sliding down the fridge but just how much they will hold will depend on the strength of the magnet you use.

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