Kids love the magic of one item becoming a completely different item; a fact that lends itself perfectly to raising eco-conscious children. Turn recycle time into craft time, by creating colorful photo magnets out of common drink lids. With this project, you’ll preserve family memories and a little space in our landfills. That’s what I call, a win-win for us crafty parents. Enjoy!
- Thoroughly rinse and dry lids.
- Paint lids desired colors. I went with colors to match our kitchen because, you know, just because we’re recycling doesn’t mean we can’t maintain style. 😉 Since craft paint isn’t technically made specifically for plastic or metal, you’ll need several coats to do the job. If you anticipate your magnets getting knocked around a lot, I’d recommend covering the lids in a spray primer first to prevent paint from peeling. Let dry.
- Trace around lids onto photos to get a general cut size. Cut, and then trim down as necessary. Spread a thin layer of Tacky Glue on backside of photo; insert into inside of lid. The lid “walls” will act as the frame.
- Flip lid over; use Liquid Fusion to glue magnet onto the lid top.