Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bottle Cap Magnets

Some of the Makers that I used
All lined up and ready to add the Dimensional Magic!

I'm sorry that I have been absent here so much lately.  I really had the intention of getting more up here, but I have been spending so much time getting my son ready for an exchange trip to Japan.  Now that he's off, I can share some of the projects that we made before he left.
He had to bring 40 small trinkets or such for an International Bazaar at a camp he was attending.  The kids pay up to $1 for items and the money goes to charity.  Apparently, the American items are popular, so we had to send 40.  We made bottle cap magnets and pins, using the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic.  Also needed for this project were:
  1. Mod Podge Dimensional Magic
  2. Bottle Caps (can get them at the craft store or online)
  3. Scraps, buttons and beads for inside the bottle caps
  4. Magnets or pin backs
  5. Various Makers
  6. E 6000 or equivalent glue

I cut 1 inch circles from my scrap stash of paper.  (I have a hard time throwing anything away, so I have a lot  this!)  We just lined them up in the bottle caps, then cut out small paper shapes or added a bead or button or two.   Then we added the Dimensional Magic to all the bottle  caps.  Finally, when it has dried for 24 hours, we used E6000 to glue magnets and pins to the backs.

 One thing we did learn, is to make sure to get all the bubbles out of the Dimensional Magic right away, or they actually stay there.  They look really professional when they are done!  I think the kids will enjoy them.  We used so many different combinations, for girls and boys.

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