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Christmas Fridge Magnets

Duration: any

Age: child

Skill for Bub: Hand/eye coordination, Just for fun

summary:

Family and friends will love receiving a set of handmade Christmas magnets that they can use for years to come.

Family and friends will be delighted to receive something they can keep
for many years to come! - Wendy, NSW.

Equipment:

  • 1 cup cornflour
  • 1 1/4 cups cold water
  • 2 cups bicarb soda
  • saucepan
  • plate
  • damp cloth
  • cookie cutters
  • rolling pin
  • acrylic paints
  • paint brush
  • acrylic spray glue
  • used magnets from old fridge ads/calendars

Directions:

  1. Make craft clay by combining cornflour, water and bicarb soda in saucepan; stir over medium heat for approx 4 mins until a moist mashed potato consistency (food colour may be added for coloured clay).
  2. Remove from heat, turn onto a plate, and cover with a damp cloth until cool.
  3. Knead until smooth.
  4. Shape as desired or roll out and shape with cookie cutters (may be stored for later use in an airtight container).
  5. Let dry overnight.
  6. Paint with paints.
  7. Spray over the top with spray paint to seal.
  8. Glue used magnets to the back and write a small message.
  9. Optional: wrap in celophane and attach gift tag.

“I made these with my 21mth old son for family and friends. We did the shapes on one day and painting over a few days as he had a short attention span. Family and friends will be delighted to receive something they can keep for many years to come!”