Once upon a time I featured a post from Hank + Hunt, here, for her DIY animal candle holders. I blame that post for ooh’ing and ahh’ing over plastic animals every time I see them now (nerd alert*). Since I apparently have a new found love for them, I thought I would come up with a project where I could use them for more than just birthday candles, and hence, decided to make them into magnets.
* for the safety of your reputation, never announce over the phone that you are “cutting up animals”, it gets awkward until you thoroughly explain yourself..
- Plastic animals ($1 each at the dollar store)
- Super glue
- Plastic/bottle caps
- Spray paint
- Magnet circles
1 | Cut the plastic animals in half with scissors, it’s surprisingly easy.
2 | Insert the caps into the open end of the animals.
3 | Spray paint them the color of your choice.
4 | Super glue the magnet to the back, and be sure to push in the cap far enough to for the magnet to be flush with the animal, I learned this by trial and error :)
What to use in case bottle caps don’t fit into your plastic animal:
- -air dry clay
- -thick cardboard cut-outs