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How to Make Picture Magnets from Old Photos

By Rachel Christian
How to make family picture magnets.

Stick notes to your locker with old family photographs, or build a pictorial family tree on your refrigerator. Be sure to get a grown-up’s permission before you begin!

What you’ll need:

  • printed copies of old photographs
  • scissors
  • large, clear glass gems (available at craft stores)
  • clear-drying glue (we used Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue)
  • large round magnets

Instructions:

1. Cut your photo larger than the glass gem.

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2. Put a small drop of glue on the gem’s flat side and spread it around with your finger.

3. Press the gem onto the photo, centering over the face. Let dry.

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4. Use your scissors to trim the photo as close to the gem as possible.

5. Turn over the gem and glue a magnet to the back of the paper. Let dry.

Family picture magents.

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