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7 Easy Ways to Make Cute DIY Refrigerator Magnets

Kids love a project and you love spending time with the kids, right? Here are some ideas for some easy DIY refrigerator magnets kids can make.

 

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Super Easy DIY Refrigerator Magnets kids can make.

Refrigerator magnets.  They hold your notes, photos, calendars, and reminders to the fridge.  Some of your magnets arrived in the mail as an advertisement.  Maybe you picked one up on vacation.  If your refrigerator magnets are like mine, they’re a little of this and a little of that.  A jumbled medley of clutter and chaos.

Kids do love to play with the magnets, too, right?  I have the ABC, 123 magnets on my “other” refrigerator and the Grands go to town on them every time they’re at my house.

I thought you might like this idea – making refrigerator magnets.  And doing it with your Grandkids can be a blast!

Here are some ideas for you to make your own refrigerator magnets and bring a happy, creative look to your fridge.

 

Flower/Butterfly Gem Refrigerator Magnets

These really cute magnets may be a little girly, but hey, little girls love them!

The Dollar Tree link above is for a large quantity. The link is provided to show you which ones were used in this project. Go directly to your local Dollar Tree if you’d like to have these for your project.
Dollar tree Flower Refrigerator magnets  Magnets for refrigerator magnets e6000 Adhesive for refrigerator magnets

Directions:

Clean the backs of the gems and the magnets to remove any dust or debris using a cotton ball or tissue with some rubbing alcohol.

Put a dollop of adhesive on the back of the gem and attach the magnet.

Let them dry 24 hours.

Attach to your refrigerator.

TIP:  Avoid getting them too close to each other – magnets attract and you’ll have gems jumping into each other.  That can make a real mess when you’re trying to use glue.

Glass Gem Refrigerator Magnets

Glass Gem Refrigerator Magnets are fun to make because you can add anything to them.  Add a photo of your Grandchild, a 4-leaf-clover for St. Patrick’s Day, or a snowflake for winter.  I used cardstock papers in different designs and they turned out really well.

 

Glass Gems for refrigerator magnets    papers for refrigerator magnets

papers for refrigerator magnets DIY refrigerator magnets

Directions:

Clean the backs of the gems and the magnets to remove any dust or debris using a cotton ball or tissue with some rubbing alcohol.

Line up the rock so your chosen design is showing through. Using a pencil, draw around the outside of the gem onto the cardstock (as shown below).

Cut out the circles you’ve drawn.  Match it to the gem, trimming any excess.

Paint Mod Podge onto the back of the gem, and the front side of the cardstock.  Attach them together and hold for a few seconds to let it set..

Let them dry about 30 minutes, then apply a drop of E6000 and attach the magnet.

Allow drying for 24 hours.  Attach to your refrigerator.

Animal Refrigerator Magnets

These adorable animal magnets will bring a smile to anyone’s face.  Just try to walk past a zebra or giraffe hanging on the fridge and not laugh.  My Grandson loves dinosaurs which would make great magnets!  But he wouldn’t let me chop his up, so I used my own plastic animals for this demonstration.  (They are a little worn, they’ve been exposed to children…)

 

Plastic animals for refrigerator magnets     Elephant refrigerator magnets

Directions:

Clean the backs of the animals and the magnets to remove any dust or debris using a cotton ball or tissue with some rubbing alcohol.

Cut the animal in half – mine were solid, so there was a flat spot left for the magnet.

Put a dollop of adhesive on each piece and attach the magnets.   Let them dry 24 hours.  Attach to your refrigerator.

They make flatter magnets that have adhesive on them which would work well here.

 

Painted Rock Refrigerator Magnets

Here are some rocks I painted with my Grandchildren.  By simply attaching a magnet to the back, we have Painted Rock Refrigerator Magnets!

Supplies:

Your beautiful painted rocks

E6000 Clear or Transparent Adhesive/Glue

Magnets

Painted Rock Magnets

Directions:

Clean the backs of the rocks and the magnets to remove any dust or debris using a cotton ball or tissue with some rubbing alcohol.

Put a dollop of adhesive on the back of the rock and attach the magnet.

Let them dry 24 hours.  Attach to your refrigerator.

 

Vintage Brooches and Pin Refrigerator Magnets

Costume jewelry, vintage brooches, and pins make interesting refrigerator magnets.  Pick up something at a thrift store, look through your own old jewelry, or visit a garage sale or two.  You’re sure to find the piece that’s just perfect for your project!

Brooch Refrigerator Magnets

Head over to Chris’s blog Just A Girl Blog and check out her Jewelry Magnets.

They are so cute!

Vintage Jewelry Magnets from Just a Girl Blog

 

Country Living also has some magnets in this category here.

 

Butterfly/Caterpillar PomPom Refrigerator Magnets

Julie from Happy Home Fairy made some really sweet little caterpillar magnets.

See her creation and ideas here.

Caterpillar clips

 

Lego Refrigerator Magnets

Next time the Grands come to visit, I think we will try making these magnets.  Aren’t they something?

Go ahead, make some magnets and spice up your fridge.  Do it with your Grandkids and make memories in the process!  Do you have some ideas for magnets?  Please share in the comments below.

For more craft ideas, check out these DIY Photo Crafts Kids will Love.

Keep crafting, making memories and Passing Down the Love.

 

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