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Another Post To Add For Halloween great for all ages

PUMPKIN MAGNETS

Pumpkin Magnet Tutorial at www.thebensonstreet.com

Supplies:

  1. Decorative paper
  2. Mod Podge
  3. Glass rocks
  4. Paint brush
  5. Sharpie
  6. Magnets
  7. Wire or pipe cleaners
  8. Hot glue gun & glue

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Start by cutting or punching out circles that fit the glass rocks. You can use a punch, but tracing and then cutting out would work just as well.Easy fall magnets at thebensonstreet.com

To make Jack-O-Lantern’s use a Sharpie marker to draw faces on. Get creative and add your own flair. If just pumpkin magnets

are desired skip this step. 

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Mod Podge Fall Magnets at thebensonstreet.com

Use Mod Podge to lightly paint the glass rock. 

Mod Podge Pumpkin Magnets at thebensonstreet.com

Stick the paper on the rock with the face or colored side of the paper sticking to the rock. Then add a very thin layer over the paper to help it stick.

Fall Pumpkin Magnets

Let the Mod Podge dry throughly. 

Pumpkin Craft at thebensonstreet.comPlace a small drop of hot glue on the middle of the back of the glass rock. 

Easy Fall Magnets at www.thebensonstreet.com

Place magnet to the back of the rock in the glue. 

Tutorial for Fall Magnets at thebensonstreet.com

Cut a small piece of pipe cleaner or wire for the stem. Place a small drop of glue to the part of the magnet that you want to be the top.

Magnets for fall at www.thebensonstreet.com

Place the stem in the hot glue. Allow hot glue to dry before using as a magnet.

Magnet fun with pumpkin at thebensonstreet.com
Aren’t they just adorable. I love the mix of the faces and pumpkins. Use these anywhere that is magnetic. I love that they are a fun way to add fall decor in a simple way.

Fall Pumpkin Magnets at www.thebensonstreet.com

If you aren’t ready to get halloween decor out, just make plain pumpkins that can be used for decor from September to October. That’s the great things about pumpkins. They last the whole fall season. 

Simple Pumpkin Magnet Tutorial for Fall at thebensonstreet.com

 

 

 

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If You Love Unique Magnet Why Not Make Your Own……

glass bubble magnets

Glass magnets cost pennies to create – and they make adorable DIY wedding favors.

You could make these with the plain  flat bottomed clear glass gems that you can find at the dollar store or from Michaels or any craft place. You can use just about any type of paper with an image or pattern that you like. I’ve seen some beautiful glass magnets made with origami paper and scrapbooking paper or even photos make really small .

Here’s the lowdown on what you need for DIY glass magnets:

Punch desired illustration.

bubble magnetsglass magnets

Use Mod Podge to glue your punch-out onto the flat side of your clear glass gem. Once glued, add some Mod Podge to the back as well.

glass magnetsIf you are using thin paper, punch out a plain piece of white paper and glue on top of illustration. That way you won’t be able to see the magnet through the glass. Use E6000 Multi-purpose Adhesive
to glue magnet to the back of the glass gem. (Use a toothpick to spread the glue.)

glass magnetsLet glass magnets dry overnight before packaging or using them.

 

Here they are in action:

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In the Spirit of Halloween coming up!

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns: Turn Mason Jars into Lanterns and Explore Light with Children

 

Materials

– jars of different sizes and shapes

– a can of purple spray paint

black paint marker/black acrylic paint

The jars had to be submerged in a sink full of very hot water for a while, then scrubbed to get their labels off.

 Tutorial

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns: Turn Mason Jars into Lanterns and Explore Light with Children

1. Clean your jars thoroughly as any oily residue will interfere with painting.

2. Spray paint the outsides of the jars. The jars need to stay translucent, so start with a thin layer of paint. Once it is dry, drop a candle inside of one jar and see how the light comes through. If you think that one layer of paint was not enough, you can add another thin layer.

3. If you use our design, print it and insert into the jar. Trace it with a marker. If you make your own design, it may be a better idea to sketch it on a piece of paper first and then insert the piece into the jar anyway. But confident young artists may want to paint right on the jar.

4. Use a Paint Marker (fine tip) for tracing the picture on glass.

Now it is time to put some candles in and add some illumination to the room!

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns: Turn Mason Jars into Lanterns and Explore Light with ChildrenIn the dim light

Enchanting Halloween Lanterns: Turn Mason Jars into Lanterns and Explore Light with Children

Glass jars also require careful handling in little hands. If you are in doubt about the suitability of this project for your children, please, use plastic jars and flameless candles.

 

 

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Candles with Crayons in Color Block Style

Here is a tutorial for you to make candles in color block style. To make these you need crayons, candle wax beads/pellets, candle wick, microwave proof disposable cups and small glasses. To start with take the disposable cups and add wax pellets to them. After that top each with a piece of crayon in colors of your choice. Then take one filled cup and put it in the microwave oven for about 1 minute and take it out. Mix well and then hold the glass with the wick stuck in its center slantingly and add the melted colored wax. Hold it for some time to let the wax settle. Repeat the same steps with second and third color. The only difference in the last step will be to keep the glass on table instead of slanting position to get a leveled upper layer of candle.  Have fun with it your way, add scent or glitter what ever brings out your creative side.