Easy kids craft: Conversation Marble Magnets

by Amanda F Posted on June 18, 2011

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If you are looking for something that’s not only fast and easy but also kid friendly, this is the way to go. All you are going to need are some flat glass marbles, a black Sharpie and some pastel paper. These custom magnets would make fun gifts for friends or even for a teacher. And of course they’re perfect for displaying photos on your own refrigerator too.

If you enjoyed this project you might also want to see how to make a foam water bottle carrier to keep cool this summer, or a Cardboard Tube Princess Bracelet for a fresh summer look.

What you’ll need:

Flat glass marbles
Pastel card stock
Black fine point Sharpie
Scissors
Mod Podge matte finish
Paintbrush
Pencil
Small magnets
Hot glue gun

Write conversation sayings on pastel paper: love, bff, or whatever strikes your fancy.

Place marble over the top and trace marble lightly with pencil.

Cut out circles, cutting the circle a little smaller than the tracing.

First paint some Mod Podge onto the flat side of the marble. Put the paper circle in place and paint Mod Podge over that as well. Leave the marble round side down to dry.

After it has dried, then attach magnets to the back of the marbles using hot glue.

For more fun projects from Amanda, follow along on her blog Crafts by Amanda or get great recipes on Amanda’s Cookin’.

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  1. Joey Says:

    I love this project Amanda. I first saw these at a wedding I attended last September. The bride made over 1,000 and scattered them on everyones table. Some said Believe, Hope, Inspire, Love etc. I took 4 but we could take as many as we wanted. They didn’t stay well on my fridge, so I just set the four next to a picture frame.
    Thanks for sharing your crafty ideas.

  2. BarbaraJ Says:

    Amanda, you have always great ideas to share and parents and grandparents love to check out your projects.

  3. AnnAbbott Says:

    Simple and EASY! I am going to do this with my kids this summer.

  4. craftsbyamanda Says:

    @Joey – Mine stayed pretty well on the fridge, love the words the bride chose, awesome!

    @BarbaraJ and AnnAbbott – thanks so much ladies!

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Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook and make crafts. She is the craft expert for FamilyCorner.com and Kaboose.com. You can see her crafty creations on Crafts by Amanda (http://craftsbyamanda.com/) and her delicious recipes on Amanda's Cookin' (http://amandascookin.com/)

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