Here's the materials you need:
Glass stones ~ from Dollar Tree: $1/bag
Magnetic Tape ~ around $2.99 for the whole roll
Mod Podge, Paper Scraps ~ on hand!
There are so many things you can do with these, but since we were making these for Mother's Day presents for the grandparents, we wanted to personalize them a bit. Jackson drew some hearts and faces, and wrote names.
After he drew the pictures, I would place a stone on top, trace around it, and then cut it out. Then it's time for the Mod Podge! Brush a light coat of Mod Podge on the top of your piece of paper, and press it onto the bottom of the stone. When you look at the front, it will look gluey, but don't worry, it dries clear!
I stacked some heavy books on top of the stones to make sure the paper dried flat, and then when they were dry, I did another coat of Mod Podge on the back. After it dried, it was time for the magnets. Just cut the magnets to the size you need, peel off the backing, and stick them on! Again, I stacked some heavy books on top just to make sure the magnets stuck on nice and tight.
When Jackson finished his part of the project, I also made a few more versions using family themed scrapbooking paper, cutting out words like "love" and "family." We made enough to give out several to some special people.....here's one of the sets....
|Please pretend you don't see the smudges on my fridge!|
Quick, inexpensive, and personalized....nice! I think we're going to make some more for Teacher Appreciation Week or end-of-school presents!