When my kids were younger they were so into arts and crafts. I had an unlimited supply of craft stuff from magnetic strips to double-sided sticky tape, to construction paper, glue, and everything in between. There were pompoms, googly eyes and anything a boy or girl would need to create their own masterpiece.
I even had finger paint and a huge selection of acrylic paints, why? Because I was never scared of a good craft mess. Getting messy is part of childhood, and I’m so glad I encouraged crafty time with my kids then as well as now.
My kids may be preteens and a teen now, but I still try to find crafty ways to inspire their creative minds and get them to step away from electronics. Whether we do something that helps solve a problem or we craft it up just for some quality time together, I am forever trying to find new ideas that work for older kids’ craft time.
That’s why I’m excited to feature this fun glass marble magnet craft idea for you today. Kids young and old can enjoy this craft idea to help inspire their creative minds, work fine motor skills, and engage in some quality family time together.
Glass Marble Magnets
- Clear gems with a flat bottom
- Designer paper
- Mod Podge
- Round magnets with adhesive back
Place a clear gem on the designer paper, right over the design that you want to show on it.
Using a pencil, trace the form of the gem.
Cut out the form you traced with the scissors.
Apply a coat of Mod Podge to the gem.
Place the paper form you cut out onto the gem, design side down.
Apply a layer of Mod Podge over the paper form and let dry.
Remove the backing from the magnet and adhere to the back of the gem.
Put on the refrigerator or another magnetic surface.
Thank you to Mel at Outnumbered3-1.com for this crafty idea. If you or someone you know needs more craft ideas, please visit her blog. She can sell these tutorials for your blog too, just ask her for pricing and options.