Make Your Own Magnets Tutorial

Magnet Tutorial

These magnets are super easy to make and I love the way they came out!  

You will need:
  • large glass marbles (with a flat back)  
  • scrapbook paper  
  • glue (I used E6000 & Mod Podge)
  • strong magnets
  • scissors
I had planned to do glitter magnets too, but I decided to get better colors before I start those :) 
Also, I got the magnets in the picture from Michaels, but they weren't strong enough! 

1.  Choose your paper!  This is the fun part!!!  I had a little scrapbook paper book that I got on clearance a few weeks ago that I've been dying to use!

2.  Trace a marble on your paper.  You will need to cut it smaller than what you traced, but this will give you a rough idea of the shape and size.  I cut one to start and found the size it needed to be, then used that piece to cut the others. {They need to be smaller so that it fits the flat side without sticking off the edge.}   

3.  Once you have them cut, you can start gluing!  I used the E6000 glue for this part.  Spread the glue on the flat side of the marble {I found my finger worked best for this part}.

The directions on the glue say to wait two minutes before applying the paper.  Make sure you wait!  I didn't for the first few and found that it was harder to get the air bubbles out!  So, you have to be patient!!  Wait two minutes and them put your scrapbook paper face down onto the glue.  {I added glue to 5-6 marbles at a time. Then added paper and did another 5-6.}

4.  Let them dry!  I put Mod Podge on the back of the paper to protect it.

5.  When the Mod Podge is dry, use the E6000 glue to attach the magnets!  Try a few first to make sure the magnets you got are strong enough!  Mine first ones weren't so I had to get different ones :)

6.  Now you have some beautiful magnets for your classroom {or home!} :)


  1. I wouldn't take that cute board to school either. Love your cat...reminds me of my Twitch. Stop by and enter my giveaway.
    Kovescence of the Mind

  2. LOVE the frames your kiddos made on the first day! Precious!

    :) Tamra and Sarah
    First Grade Buddies

  3. Love this post, as always! I love the idea of having the kids walk around the museum and look at each other's masterpieces! I LOVE the To Do frame- so glad you took a picture of that. And... you like Elmer?!?!? I never knew that. ha ha... XOX Happy Weekend!

  4. What fun to have a framed picture to take home on the first day! Cuisenaire rods!! I have a bunch stashed in my cabinet that need to come out and play! Love your kitty. Did you see the hilarious sweatshirt on Carolyn's post? I want it!!!


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