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Easy Halloween Crafts for Kids: Pumpkin Magnet

Create adorable mini pumpkin magnets with your kids. This easy craft looks amazing, and the kids will have a blast making them.
Author Angie Holden

What You Will Need

  • Glass rocks with a flat side
  • Testors Marbling Medium
  • Testors Craft Paint I used white, coral, and orange.
  • Magnets
  • Adhesive I used quick-dry
  • Black permanent marker
  • Green pipe cleaner cut into short pieces for the "stems"
  • Hot glue and a glue gun
  • Craft sticks
  • Small disposable cups
  • Masking tape

Instructions

  • Shake your paints well. Then mix equal parts of paint and marbling medium in small disposable cups. 
  • Use masking tape to mask off the dome part of the glass rocks. Leave the flat part exposed.
  • Paint the glass rocks. Let the kids drop paint on them any way they want to.
  • Then they can swirl the paint around with the craft stick or pcik up the glass rock and tilt it to help the paint run together.
  • Set the glass rocks to dry. Keep them as flat as possible while they dry.
  • Once the paint is dry, remove the masking tape. Use a craft knift to scrape off any paint that seeped under the masking tape.
  • Adult Part: Use a strong adhesive to attach the magnets to the flat side of the glass rocks.
  • Let your kids draw faces on their magnets with permanet black marker.
  • Adult Part: Cut small pieces of the green pipe cleaner for the stems. Then attach the stems to the glass rocks by hot glue gun.
  • Add the magnets to any magnetic surface.

Notes

  • Protect your work surface well. I used cardboard but you may want to use drop cloths or cheap tablecloths for a large group.
  • Have some more easy Halloween crafts for kids up your sleeve to help pass the time while the paint dries so no one gets bored.