Introduction: Bubble Head Magnets

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Here we make magnets with your friends or families head magnified in each of them. Everyone ends up looks slightly deformed, but that just adds to the fun. I made a couple sets for my family and groups of friends.

This is what we need:
Little glass pebbles (used for silk flowers)
Small pictures of people
Hot Glue gun

Step 1: Cut Out Little Pictures

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I cut out little pictures with the X-acto knife of the people I want to be magnified by the pebble. I did a couple trial runs on non-photo paper to get the sizing right and then I printed them out on photo paper.

Step 2: Pick Out the Pebbles

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Before I did any gluing, I made sure that the picture and pebble fit each other. The pebbles are all slightly different sizes, so it's best to do a test run first. Although, I find it very easy to peel the picture off without any damage right after I apply the glue.

Step 3: Glue Back of Pebble

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I used hot glue and put a little dot of glue on the back of the pebble.

Step 4: Attach Picture

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I then immediately applied the picture, face down, on the glue and squished it flat. After this, I put a little self-adhesive magnet that I bought at Michaels. They probably sell them at your local drug store.

Step 5: Admire!

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They look ridiculous! But all your friends will love them. Neat.


mdhaworth (author)2007-06-02

The index prints that come with your photos these days (if you get photos printed at the store rather than at home) are the perfect size for these magnets. I hack up all my index prints into face/photo magnets for family.

TheCheese9921 (author)2007-05-13

this is pretty much a repost
but you used a slightly different piece of glass.

ewilhelm (author)TheCheese99212007-05-13

There are multiple ways to do the same thing, and we like to see them all. Also, have a look at the first hit in the related sidebar. Beyond the fact that your comment isn't exactly constructive, the related system has already found that other Instructable.

TheCheese9921 (author)ewilhelm2007-05-19

I know thats why I said "pretty much" , I'm not like mad or anything just so that if someone didn't know that one existed they could see the "multiple ways to do the same thing"

hethlee (author)2007-05-16

Yeah, I added the other magnets with the magazine cut outs but I like your idea of the faces. I thought about doing the alphabet and they you could spell out words and sentences. They are fun to make, arent' they?

missrilla (author)2007-05-15

Good stuff Trish! Thanks :) Would be nice made into a bracelet too.

joejoerowley (author)2007-05-13

Very Nice! I would use rare earth/neodymium magnets very strong!

lemonie (author)2007-05-13

Yea, cool. L

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