This is an effortless, fun to make craft that will dress up your refrigerator this holiday season. Make one cork magnet or make a dozen! Older children will be able to help you fabricate this Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft.
Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft
Want to make some cute little holiday refrigerator magnets? This is a very simple craft. I have provided the (free) pdfs for you to print out and trace. If you can cut and use puffy paint, you can do this one!
• Note: I’d have called this a 15-minute craft except for the dry time on the puffy paint. That can take an hour (or longer) to dry.
• There are self-adhesive magnet rolls for crafts, but most get awful reviews. There is no reason you cannot give them a try on this craft if you have them on hand.
• This doesn’t have to be seasonal. The bear does not need icing lines.
Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft Materials:
• Paper to print out bear pattern and/or gingerbread man pattern
• Natural Cork – thin sheets, easy to cut
• Puffy Paint: Black, White
• Ribbon (1/8″)
• Glue Gun (may use goop instead)
• Hot Glue Sticks
Easy Cork Magnets DIY Craft Directions:
• Cut off a small piece of magnet and hot glue it to the back of the bear and/or gingerbread man. Since it is unlikely you cut so no tracing lines show, use that as your backside, and the clean cork as the front of your project.
• Cut a small piece of ribbon and form a bow.
• Hot glue the bow to bear and/or gingerbread man. This placement sets up the eyes, mouth and gingerbread man buttons.
• Using black puffy paint, paint on black eyes, mouth, and gingerbread man buttons.
• Using white puffy paint, paint on “icing” embellishments on arms and legs.
• Allow to dry completely (an hour or more)
• This is on the side of a fridge.
• Magnets do not always work on stainless steel. Ferritic stainless steels are generally magnetic while austenitic stainless steels usually are not. A ferritic stainless steel owes its magnetism to two factors: its high concentration of iron and its fundamental structure. Read more at Scientific American.
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