Halloween Rock Magnets

October 16, 2012

The theme of this year’s decorations, which can be said every year about every holiday’s decorations, is 1.) simple and 2.) doesn’t take up too much space. These magnets fit the bill. Plus, our refrigerator is a happy place to play and these guys will add to the fun.

Gather up:

- smooth rocks
- paint
- paint markers
- magnets
- strong adhesive
- clear coat, optional

Choose the smaller, flatter rocks. If they are too big and heavy, they won’t stay put. Paint them up into Halloween creatures. Black cats, pumpkins and ghosts are Halloween-y to us. Use the rocks’ character. The ghosts look extra ghost-y due to their shape.

The black cats are my favorite.

I used a little 3-D paint for the stem on our happy jack-o-lanterns.

I did attempt Frankenstein but couldn’t get the face right. :(

Top it with a clear coat if you wish. It will make the paint last longer. Especially if they will be used as characters in various Halloween dramas. Use a strong adhesive to connect the magnet to the backside.

Then stick ‘em up.

And enjoy!

Take care.

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Cherie October 16, 2012 at 11:16am

Wow! These are genius! And so cute.

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amy christie October 16, 2012 at 11:21am

Why thank you!!

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Nancy October 16, 2012 at 8:37pm

Found this through Pinterest.
I’ve done some glass magnets, but never stones.
These guys are too neat! I def will be making some!
Thanks! :)

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amy christie October 16, 2012 at 8:50pm

Thank you!

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Cheryl October 16, 2012 at 8:49pm

Ack! Such a perfect little idea, especially for us where our beach which is just steps away and absolutely covered in flat rocks of all shapes and sizes! This might be the craft I’ll do with my son’s kindergarden class’ Halloween party.

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amy christie October 16, 2012 at 8:50pm

Oh this would be so fun with a kindergarten class! Good idea!

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Amy B October 18, 2012 at 11:46am

I am doing this with my kids this weekend after we go camping…maybe we can find some rocks on our camping trip.

Two questions: what kind of “strong adhesive” did you use? Also, not related to the magnets, what font is that on your pictures (boo and happy halloween)?

Thanks!

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amy christie October 18, 2012 at 11:56am

Hey Amy! Rocks from a camping trip sound perfect.
-I used epoxy glue to stick the magnets on.
-And the font on the pictures is called Amatic SC. It’s free!! :)
Thanks for stopping by.

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Amy B October 18, 2012 at 9:18pm

Thanks!!

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Brenda September 25, 2013 at 2:13pm

Can flat rocks be bought at craft stores? Very cute idea I can visualize fall pumpkins as well.

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amy christie September 25, 2013 at 3:22pm

That’s where I found mine. Not every single rock in the bag worked but you can see if one bag has more flatter rocks than the next. Have fun!

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Sarah October 14, 2013 at 3:52pm

These are great! I’m using this creative idea for my son’s 5th grade class craft. What paint did you use?

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Sarah October 14, 2013 at 3:56pm

Nevermind … I examined your pics a little closer. ;)

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Janis in ID November 1, 2013 at 12:01pm

Saw your project on Paper Crafts Connection and had to come visit. LOVE these adorable magnets. The features are simple enough that I think even paint-challenged-Janis could manage them. What cute little Halloween decorations. Thanks for sharing your idea!!!
<3 J

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amy christie November 1, 2013 at 5:51pm

I’m so glad you like it! Enjoy and have fun!

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