Make Rock Magnets

Post by Pam Weppler.

Turn a regular afternoon into a fun-filled exploration to find the perfect rocks and make some rock magnets with your kids.  These unique magnets are useful and add some simple, natural style to your fridge or around the office!

Things You Will Need:

Rocks with one  flat edge

Round Magnets (I  suggest the ProMag 0.75” 50 pack from Michael’s)

Double-sided adhesive OR Heavy-duty glue

Scissors (I laser cut the adhesive but you can cut your own circles to adhere to the magnet backs)

Step One:

Head out on an adventure in your backyard, the park or around your neighbourhood and find some amazing rocks.  Each rock needs to have one very flat edge and shouldn’t be bigger then a toonie. (For our US friends that’s a $2 Canadian coin about an inch in diameter)

Step Two:

Clean the rocks with water and dry them with a paper towel.

Step Three:

Cut double-sided adhesive and apply it to the back of the circular magnets OR apply some heavy-duty glue.

Step Four:

Adhere the magnets to the flat side of the rocks and apply pressure until a bond is formed.

Step Five:

Place the magnets on your fridge or any magnetic surface and enjoy!

 

Pamela Weppler, an experienced laser engraver and mother of three, is the creator behind the continually expanding product line of Three in a Row Gift Co, an online gift company that creates customizable wood gifts. Visit Three in a Row Gift Co. on Facebook and @threeinarow on Twitter.

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