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Cupcake Magnet Card Craft

Cupcake Magnet Card Craft

Total Time 30 minutes or less Ages school-age

During her time in Wonderland, Alice discovered just how unruly a tea party can become when nobody practices good manners. The Mad Hatter and March Hare never even filled her teacup or offered her the requisite cakes and cookies. Thankfully, Alice's manners far outshine those of her hosts. So, when it comes to planning a Mother's Day celebration for her mentor, she'd be sure to serve up something a mom would really appreciate - such as a homemade card featuring colorful paper cupcakes that double as refrigerator magnets.

Download Cupcake Magnet Card Template

by Cindy Littlefield

What you'll need

  • Template for Paper Cupcake Magnets
  • Scissors
  • Pencil
  • Heavy weight scrapbook paper or cardstock
  • Glitter glue and/or stickers (optional)
  • Glue stick
  • Small paintbrush
  • Mod Podge or similar glue sealer
  • Magnetic tape
  • Removable glue dots
  • Marker or sticker letters

How to make it

1. Print the templates and cut out the pieces.

Cupcake Magnet Card step 2

2. For each cupcake, cut a cake bottom out of brown scrapbook paper and a frosted top out of any color or pattern of paper you'd like to "frost" it with. Glue the two pieces together with the top slightly overlapping the bottom, as shown.

3. Brush a coat of Mod Podge on the fronts and backs of the cupcakes to seal them.

4. When the sealer is dry, attach a 3/4-inch length of magnetic tape to the back of each cupcake.

5. Fold a 12- by 4 1/2-inch piece of scrapbook paper or cardstock into quarters to create an accordion-style card.

6. Use a glue dot to attach a cupcake to each of the card panels. Then add a Mother's Day greeting, such as, "For the Sweetest Mom."