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Magnetic Personalities Craft

Magnetic Personalities Craft

Total Time 1 hour Ages school-age

Made from snapshots of friends, these cute refrigerator magnets are perfect for sharing with pals.

What you'll need

  • Full-body photos of 2 or more friends (the more the merrier)
  • Scissors
  • Flexible, self-adhesive magnetic sheets (available at craft stores) or recycled nonadhesive magnets (like those that come in the mail)
  • Glue stick (if you use nonadhesive magnets)

Helpful Tip:

More laughs: If switching heads isn't kooky enough, glue on googly eyes (available at craft stores).

How to make it

  1. Cut the figures from the photos. This doesn't have to be perfect; slightly rounded outlines are okay.
  2. For each figure, cut a piece of magnet slightly larger than the cutout, peel away the backing, and press the cutout firmly onto the magnet. If you're using recycled nonadhesive magnets, coat the backs of the cutouts, especially the edges, with glue. Then press the cutouts onto the printed side of the magnet. Allow the glue to dry (about 45 minutes).
  3. Trim away the excess magnet around the shape of the person. Next, cut each figure into 3 sections (for instance: head, torso including arms, and legs). Now stick them on the fridge and let the fun begin.