With the Kids

Craft Some Snowman Magnets for Winter

While snowmen are very popular around Christmastime, they actually make the perfect craft subject for January! Aside from New Year’s and Martin Luther King Jr. day, January has no other crafty holidays. Until Valentine’s Day rolls around in a month or so, we can have fun with snowflakes, snowmen and other winter themed craft projects.

Snowman Magnets

Flat marble magnets are all the rage, but many are made using Mod Podge and paper. This time we are going to paint on the faces. We won’t be painting the front, which will receive the most abuse from being moved around the fridge. Instead we’ll paint on the back and preserve those cute faces to be used over and over again!

Craft Some Snowman Magnets for Winter

To make these snowman magnets you will need the following supplies:

  • Clear flat marbles
  • 1/2″ round magnets
  • Acrylic craft paint: white, black, and orange
  • Matte varnish, Mod Podge or other clear sealer or finish
  • E6000 Clear Multi-Purpose Adhesive Glue

Snowman Magnets suppliesTo begin, rinse and dry your marbles to ensure there’s no residue or dirt on them.

Snowman Magnets nosesTurn the magnets over so that the flat side is facing up. Use a toothpick to add the orange noses first.

Snowman Magnets eyesUse a toothpick to dot on black eyes and mouths.

Snowman Magnets mouthsLet them dry completely, two hours should be safe.

Snowman Magnets glueAdd a layer of white paint over the faces and let dry.

Snowman Magnets dryingWhen that layer has dried, add a second layer of white paint and let dry. I placed mine in an empty paint palette to keep them all together.

When that paint has dried, add a layer of clear varnish. After that has dried, used E6000 to glue the magnets on.

Snowman Magnets finished

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  1. Good grief these are the cutest things ever! I have a serious infatuation with snowmen I can’t believe I didn’t think of this before. Thanks for sharing – will definitely be making these :)

  2. I have done something very similar with my elementary students, creating magnets for Father’s Day. They turned out super cute and were really economical for a class gift project.

  3. I LOVE these. So perfect for the kids. But perfect for me too, I might have to come up with a few other painted designs!

  4. I love these. Definitely will be making some for my magnetic board. Thanks for the post.

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