Friday, October 1, 2010

Easy Magnet Tutorial #1

I'm always looking for easy ways to reuse old things, so when I finally used all of the sheets of paper on my magnetic notepad...I got a little excited.
Plus, I just got some really lovely vintage children's books that I was itching to use.
This is a great craft to do if you don't have much free time to craft in your life, but you would like to.  It would also be a fun activity to do with elementary children.




Simple Magnet Tutorial #1
Supplies:
  • Paper (from a book, magazine, wrapping paper...whatev's.  Just not something printed from your computer, because it will smear and look all kinds of horrible.)
  • Scissors/exact-o knife
  • Pencil
  • Magnet
  • Mod Podge
  • Paint Brush
  • Self-healing Mat (Optional...you should use it if you're using an exact-o knife.)


Directions:
  1. Once you have found a picture that you like place your magnet over the image, trace it with your pencil.
  2. Cut out the image with your scissors or exact-o knife.
  3. Apply a layer of Mod Podge to your magnet with your paint brush.
  4. Place the picture on top the wet Mod Podge, and add a layer of Mod Podge over the picture.
  5. Allow at least 20 mins. for the Mod Podge to dry, and add another layer.
  6. Wait a half hour before putting it on your refrigerator.  
  7. Good job, you're done!




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