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Take the coloring book to the fridge.
My niece has this Halloween coloring book that had some of the cutest looking bats in it. And I thought they would make the cutest magnets on my fridge. Alas, she had colored all over them. So I stole a few pages out of a Sea Life coloring book at her doctor's office.

Posted by Jessy from Salem, Oregon, United States • Published See Jessy's 43 projects »
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  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 1
    Step 1

    I went with the smallest images I could find. Some of the little images from the activity pages I'm gonna use for jewelry.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 2
    Step 2

    Today I went with a Jellyfish.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 3
    Step 3

    First I colored him in.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 4
    Step 4

    Then I modge podge him.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 5
    Step 5

    After he's dried, cut him out.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 6
    Step 6

    Modge podge him to some thin cardboard or cardstock. If your working with really thin cardboard like I was, then you can modge podge the back too.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once the podge is dried, then cut Mr. Jellyfish out again.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 8
    Step 8

    I added a little more modge podge around the cut edges. Just to make sure he's fully waterproof. lol, waterproof jellyfish.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 9
    Step 9

    After he's dried, then I fished out my magnets. I got these off the backs of notepads that go on the fridge. But you can sacrifice old magnets, or buy magnets sheets at the craft stores. Just to make sure I was gluing to the right side of the magnets, I stuck them to my fridge and marked the right sides with a silver sharpie.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 10
    Step 10

    I cut this strip in half.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 11
    Step 11

    Added a little glue to the back. And stuck it to the back of jellyfish. I wold put the glue on the back of the cardboard. I noticed the glue dried really quickly if I applied it to the magnet first.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 12
    Step 12

    And your done. He's sitting on my bed post.

  • How to make a magnet. Colorbook Magnets - Step 13
    Step 13

    They may not be bats, skulls or even spiders, but they're still the cutest magnets ever! And I just have to wait four months till Halloween...

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Penny F.
Penny F. · North Bay, Ontario, CA · 19 projects
I never thought of taking images from colouring books, that is a very interesting idea.
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