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DIY Magnets From Old Dinosaur Toys

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If you are looking for a simple, yet adorable project to dress up your fridge, then look no further than
these magnets made from old dinosaur toys. I don't think I've ever seen dinos look so darn cute. You don't have to have many supplies, and these can easily be completed in a little over an hour (depending on drying time and of course humidity) and I promise you will want to hang anything and everything that goes onto your fridge with these cute little DIY magnets from dinosaurs.

Don't have any cute dinosaur plastic animals laying around? That's ok! If you are looking for some more ideas check out my article 7 Simple DIYs Using Toy Animals




 ITEMS NEEDED:
Small dinosaurs
Magnets
Glue
Spray paint






Obviously, these items are up to the discretion of whomever is creating the magnets. I chose small dinosaurs, but you could easily use any kind of small animal toy. You can also spray paint your dinosaurs any color that you want to. I chose the gold Valspar metallic paint because I absolutely love it, and of course I really like gold color on small accessories.

Step 1:
 As always prepare a space to work in a well-ventilated area since you will be working with spray paint. Make sure you use cardboard under your project. Newspaper will work too, but sometimes newspaper likes to stick to whatever you are painting, but if you want to take that chance, be my guest.



Step 2:
Spray paint your animals. If you are using a cheaper spray paint I recommend painting or spray painting your dinosaurs white first, as this will require fewer coats of paint when finishing the project. Priming them sometimes makes the color turn out much nicer as well. If you aren't priming your toys, go ahead paint them. I recommend two good coats. If you are choosing to use a lighter color, I would do three. They shouldn't take long to dry. I always put a fan on anything that I paint, which, of course, allows everything to dry much faster.

Step 3:
After your paint has had plenty of time to dry, you can begin to glue your magnets on. I used the roll of magnet tape, but you can use round magnets if you want a stronger hold, or are going to be holding up larger items on your fridge or other surface you are using. Use glue to attach the magnet. I used industrial strength glue as I was worried that hot glue may be to heavy.

Tick, tock, tick, tock..... more drying time. Waiting on a project to dry is the worst, but so worth the effort. When you are finished apply to any magnetic surface to add a little bit of fun.

Didn't these turn out FANTASTIC. I love how cute these little DIY magnets turned out. What do you think?  Let me know if you are making some or if you have any tips to offer in the comments below.

Thanks for reading. I look forward to many more adorable DIY craft projects to come.

Much Love,
Jessica
Geeks and Glitter

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