I know it might seem that I have a small magnet obsession, but we really do have loads of unwanted magnets and a lot of junk hanging on our fridge and front door (and we don't even have kids yet).
This magnets project is a great idea for a something to do with all the bear caps left after Shavuot holiday or the weekend .
What you'll need
- bear bottle caps
- nice looking paper
- white plastic glue
- some sort of contact adhesive
- round, strong magnets
- If your bottle cap has dark patterning on it and your paper is realtively thin (especially if using napkins), you should cover the top of the cap before you continue. paint spary will work, I find that cutting out cardboard circles and just gluing them is easyier, cleaner and cheaper.
- Make a mixture of plastic glue and water. I didn't measure the quantities,but you can tell there's a lot of glue in there by the color. don't be cheap. Rinse your paper in the glue water for a few minutes to soften it abit.
- Put the cap in the center of the paper, slowly fold the paper inwards while keeping the face of the cap as tight as possible. use one hand to hold the folded paper in place, and the other to keep on folding.
- Let the thing dry for 10-20 minutes. in the mean time, you can cover some more caps.
- Cut another circle that will fit the inside of the cap. when the paper is relatively dry, glue the card circle to cover up the folded paper. you can use the magnets at this point to tighten the folded paper back. let dry for another 10-20 minutes.
- When this complex is dry, use contact adhesive to attach the magnet to the bottom of your covered cap.
- Let dry, and you're done!
Happy Holidays all!