Intro: Ladybird Fridge Magnets
I felt like making some fridge magnets, so I did these. Cute, funky, original (and FREE!) fridge sprucer-uppers.
Don't copy exactly how I do them - there are Hindsight Notes at the end of this instructable! There Is A Better Way. :) Plus, mine are Toddler Assisted.
Step 1: You Will Need...
*sheet magnet/s (business card size ones with ads on will do fine)
*Duraseal (sticky clear plastic to cover books with - alternately you could use sellotape)
*toddler (good for colouring in, pouring glitter, glueing, and running away with your scissors)
*'dedicated' black pen (I LOVE black ink pens!)
Step 2: Get Your Bugs in a Line
Draw your bugs/print your bugs.
I printed mine, found the lines weren't as dark as I'd liked, so began drawing over them - then realised it was simple enough to draw my own ladybird, and did a variety. Much better! Originality and individuality rocks.
Colour them in, and (optional) pour glitter over them (or, sprinkle sparingly. glitter goes a long way).
Stick your laminate/sellotape over the bugs, covering them completely. make sure it sticks on really well (its a good idea not to use too much glitter as this hinders the sticking)
>> SEE HINDSIGHT TIP AT END OF INSTRUCTABLE <<
Step 3: Glue That Baby!!
With all the enthusiasm of a toddler armed with a glue stick, apply glue to your magnets, and arrange your bugs on them.
Step 4: Aaaa.....nn..dd.............
wait for them to dry.
Cut them out, and arrange them on your fridge with glee!!
Make a bug party :)
Hindsight is a wonderful thing. I cut out my bugs 3 times!!! Fiddly stuff, and time consuming.
To cut your bugs only once, start by glueing your paper onto the magnets. Draw and colour your bugs on there, laminate, and then cut - just the once!