Make your own fridge magnets, using stuff you probably already have at home.
OK, first of all, a short disclaimer: I am currently one handed after I tried to fight a car using a motorbike. The car beat me because it was made of metal and glass. You'll be pleased to know that my hand is expected to make a full recovery, but I hope this goes some way towards explaining the sometimes dodgy photos (and the fundamental simplicity of the Instructable).
SAFETY NOTES: This Instructable involves the use of super glue and a craft knife, so if you are a mere youngling, you should get an adult involved.
Now, to set the scene: I'm in the house, bored, wishing I had the use of both hands, etc. My girlfriend has gone out and I'm supposed to be looking for a job. So, logically, I decide to make some fridge magnets...
A quick raid of the recycling pile left me in possession of about 10 plastic bottle tops. I picked the ones with designs and logos, but you could go with plain. After raiding the recycling I was hungry for more tops, so I went out on the hunt. I got some strange looks at the local 7-11 after pulling out almost every drink to look at the lids. I then proceded to buy drinks based solely on the cap designs. I live in Thailand, but I can't read Thai yet, so I mostly had no idea what I was buying... This led to an interesting tasting session!
Step 1: What You Will Need:
- A selection of bottle tops from plastic drinks bottles. Clean them!
- Magnets, around 25mm x 3mm in size.
- A craft knife.
- A cutting mat.
- Super glue.
- Balsa wood stick or other light material to use as a filler between the cap and magnet.
- A pencil.
Magnets can sometimes be tricky to find in real shops - I bought mine from a hardware shop here in Thailand, but you may have to turn to virtual shops: