Last Wednesday students expressed their artistic side in our craft activity, making Photo Magnets, with Dominic.
Students assembled around a classroom table with the following: Mod Podge (glue that dries clear), flatback marbles, foam brushes, magnet tape, pens, glitter, paper and scaled images of iconic Byron Bay sites.
Dominic explained the simple art of making your own photo magnets:
- Place your marble on your image, trace the outline and cut around
- Apply a small amount of Mod Podge to the flat side of your marble
- Place the image facedown onto the flat side of the marble and press
- Cut the appropriate size magnet for the marble
- Once the picture has dried, attach magnet to the back
The process was so simple students had time to make several magnets each.
Some students sketched their own images, one student created a hand drawn happy birthday magnet for another student and others utilised the different glitters available to make their magnets sparkle.
Finally, each student was able to create one larger personalised photo magnet. Students sent one personal photo to Dominic, he then scaled their images and printed them out to use.
Everyone had lots of fun and the marble magnets looked beautiful.
Are you interested in reading about our other craft activities?
Earlier this month, students delighted in painting vases with Dominic and the results were beautiful. You can read our blog post on Painting Vases here.
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