Candy Mold Magnets
Parental supervision is recommended
Candy molds and Plaster of Paris make these refrigerator magnets a quick and easy craft for kids.
What you'll need:
- Plaster of Paris
- Candy molds
- Hot glue gun or rubber cement
How to make it:
- Mix Plaster of Paris and pour into candy molds. The smaller the candy mold, the better. If the molds make too large of an object, the weight of the object will take many magnets to keep it from sliding off the refrigerator.
- Let plaster dry in molds for about one-and-a-half hours or until firm. Plaster of Paris dries faster in hotter weather.
- Pop plaster objects out of molds and paint. Paint with whatever paints you have around the house. We used fabric paints.
- Glue magnets to the back of the object. The weight of the object will determine how big of a piece or how many individual magnets are needed to keep it from sliding off the refrigerator.
- Glue felt on back of the object before gluing on magnet.
- Use cookie cutters instead of candy molds. You will have to experiment to see which option will work.
- Before the plaster is dry, put a broach pin in the back so the object can be worn as a broach.
- Put a small paper clip in the back before the plaster dries so the object can be hung for a mobile. Or put several paper clips in the back before the plaster is dry and hang chimes to make a wind chime.
With candy molds you get multiple shapes that usually costs less than a single mold by the Plaster of Paris. So look around the craft store for non-conventional things that can be used as shaping molds. I found plastic options work the best.