Recycled Valentine Magnet
Projects the kids make from recycled materials like this Recycled Valentine Magnet are fun and help make the earth a better planet on which to live.
Trivia: The most common way that magnets are produced is by heating them to their Curie temperature or beyond. The Curie temperature is the temperature at which a ferromagnetic metals gains magnetic properties. Heating a ferromagnetic material to its given temperature will make it magnetic for a while. While heating it beyond this point can make the magnetism permanent.
Hot Glue Gun
Show the kids how to use the lid from a Mayonnaise Jar that was red to set the theme for this Recycled Valentine Magnet.
Cut a circle from the magnetic sheet by using the lid as a pattern. Glue magnet to top of lid.
Turn the lid over and glue a lining of gold beads around the inner rim for a little sparkle.
Using leftover red beads glue a heart in the middle of the lid.
Fill in the rest of the lid by gluing miscellaneous beads that are appropriate for Valentine's Day.
These projects are created by Terri, Betty, Jamie or one of the talented staff members at MakingFriends.com. They have been created exclusively for publication on FreeKidsCrafts.com with supplies you'll be able to find around your house.