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Great craft made from extra family photos and something to keep your kiddos busy while traveling in the car.
I used to be a scrap booker, but about 5 years ago I switched to a Snapfish user to chronicle our family’s life. Remember how we loved getting pictures and adding them to our albums….well now I love getting digital pictures and adding them to my Snapfish books. My mom and sister will occasionally send me random pictures of themselves or my boys, which I love to see, but where to put them. Not all of them are frame worthy, so they go in a shoe box for someday….
Today is that day for a lucky few. I made magnet puzzles, here are the items you’ll need:
- picture (4×6 is what I used)
- wood craft sticks (flat Dilly Bar style)
- Mod Podge (or homemade craft glue)
- craft magnets
- glue gun and glue sticks (the adhesive from the magnet strip didn’t stick on the back of the stick well enough for my liking)
- x-acto knife
Let’s Make some Magnet PUzzles!
Line up the sticks and decide how many you need for the picture to fit. Slather glue on the sticks and picture and adhere to the sticks (I used a brayer but you don’t have to), allow that glue to dry for about 10 minutes. Add another layer of glue to the picture.
FYI the picture will curl up as it dries, don’t worry let it dry thoroughly and leave it alone prior to the next step.
Side note: the cutting board we use. I love the categorized cutting boards for foods, but with D-Man and his fish allergy I have re-purposed the fish board for crafts. It works great!
Time for the Glue gun!
Squirt a glob of glue, press the magnet into it and hold for 10 seconds until it sets. If you end up with a bunch of stringy random glue strands grab your hairdryer and melt those puppies into the craft. Just be sure not to heat it up too much to un-stick your magnets.
I hope D-Man likes these magnet puzzles, the one above is of his best friend riding a bull!
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