Easy Craft For Kids: Bottle Cap Magnets

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Looking for a fun DIY craft that the kids can make? These easy bottle cap magnets for kids make the perfect gift for any occasion.

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Anytime I’m invited to appear on Sarasota’s Suncoast View, I head to Michael’s for inspiration. We joke that it’s my home away from home. This time they’d invited me to share Mother’s Day crafts that dad could do with the kids. Like always, I just wandered through the store until inspiration hit. I needed an easy craft but it had to be cute too. That’s when I came across these plastic soda bottle lids and an idea immediately came to mind.

When I saw these plastic bottle cap magnets, I knew they could be part of a fun craft.

These lids would be perfect for making refrigerator photo magnets. I picked up a packet and headed home. Okay, that’s not really true. I SHOULD have headed home. In reality, Micheal’s is as dangerous to me as Target and I wandered through the store for another half hour, filling up my cart with craft supplies!

Eventually I did make it home and got started on this easy craft. If you want to make one of your own, here’s what you’ll need:

Craft Supplies You’ll Need:

Soda Bottle Lids

Multi-surface acrylic paints

Tacky glue

Paintbrushes (one medium and one super skinny)

Dot magnets

Photos (be sure the faces are small enough that they’ll fit inside the bottle caps)

How To Make Bottle Cap Magnets

Grab your bottle caps and pick out your paint colors.

These bottle cap magnets are so easy to make that even the kids can take part.

I used multi-surface acrylic paints. The lids took two coats of purple and turquoise but I had some trouble with the pink. It didn’t cover the gray as well as the other two and needed several more layers. I actually used two different shades of pink and had the same issue with both so you may want to stick to darker colors to make it easier.Multi-surface acrylic paints worked well for this project

Once the bottle caps were dry, I took a thin paintbrush and painted in the grooves. Younger kids can skip this step and go with solid colors but older kids might enjoy adding the extra details.

You can choose to leave your bottle cap magnets a solid color or you can add more detail.

I really like the way these turned out…very colorful and cute.

These bottle caps look so colorful and fun once painted.

Next, cut out your pictures. I found it was easiest to first make a circle template that fit inside the bottle caps, then used that to trace around each picture. I glued the pictures into the bottle caps with a generous drop of tacky glue.

Once the paint dries, you'll want to add pictures to your photo craft.

Finally, add another drop of tacky glue to the back of the bottle caps and add magnets.

Finally, glue a magnet to the back of the bottle cap magnet craft

After letting them dry overnight, our bottle cap magnets were finished. These are going to look so cute on our refrigerator!

Bottle cap magnets make a great Mother's Day gift

Now you have the perfect gift for mom, dad, Grandma or anyone else in the family. I know I’d be happy to get these for Mother’s Day!

Who would you make these bottle cap magnets for?

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