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How to Make Animal Magnets

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Sign up and come to the Springfield Library on July 22nd to learn how to make your very own glass photo magnets featuring a cheetah, lion, sea turtle, harp seal, bear, and/or a fox! Can’t make it in? Craft Kits will be available for pick-up at the Springfield Library after the program. Come get them while supplies last! If you already have the supplies at home, simply follow the instructions below and try to make your own!

NOTE: Registration is required for this event. Please only register for one time so others may have the opportunity to participate.

Step 1: Gather the Materials

In order to make these animal magnets you will need the following items:

  • Mod Podge Gloss (One small container of Mod Podge is already included in the craft kit)
  • mod podge
  • Small Paintbrush (One small paintbrush is already included in the craft kit)
  • Magnets (Three magnets are already included in the craft kit)
  • Glass Beads (Three glass beads are already included in the craft kit)
  • Photos (Six animal photos are already included in the craft kit)

Step 2: Prepare the Photos

If using your own photos, print them out on regular white paper. Make sure the photos are small enough to fit onto the glass beads (about 1 inch in diameter). Cut the pictures using scissors or a 1-inch hole punch.

If using the photos provided, skip to step 3!

Step 3: Adhere the Photos to the Glass Beads

Using the paintbrush and the Mod Podge, adhere the face of the photo to the glass bead (make sure you use a thin layer of Mod Podge, or else it will take it a while for it to dry).  Let it dry for 15 to 20 minutes.

Step 4: Attach the Magnets to the Glass Beads.

Once the photos are dry and stuck securely to the glass beads, attach the magnets to the back.

Step 5: Hang the Animal Magnets in Your Favorite Spot

Find a spot and display your creations!