These cute ladybug magnets are a fun refrigerator magnet craft and gift idea for kids and adults.
Use the step-by-step instructions below to learn how to make cute ladybug magnets crafts in a rainbow of colors. These colorful ladybugs (or ladybird) refrigerator magnets are a fun ladybug craft and a great gift idea that kids and adults can make. You might also enjoy making Fingerprint Art Magnets and Thumbprint Heart Magnets with the same glass gems.
Making glass gem refrigerator magnets is a fun DIY project for kids and adults of all ages. Scroll down to see the written instructions and video tutorial to make these cute DIY ladybug magnets–a fun craft project for preschoolers, kindergarteners, grade school kids, teens, and adults!
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Ladybug Refrigerator Magnet Craft Supplies
- Extra-large glass gems
- Acrylic paint
- Black paint pens (optional – use black paint pens or black acrylic paint to make ladybug, or ladybird markings)
- Craft magnets
- Craft glue, or a glue gun with glue sticks
- Black and white or colored googly eyes
Please Note: When we tested black paint pens vs acrylic paint, we discovered that paint pens worked, but they did not create black ladybug markings as strong or clear as acrylic paint. Ladybird markings left by paint pens can crack, peel, and allow the color of the ladybug to show through the glass gem. With that said, most of the ladybug magnets pictured in this post were made with the black paint pen set listed above.
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How to Make Ladybug Magnets
Learn how to make ladybug refrigerator magnet crafts in a rainbow of colors with the simple step-by-step instructions listed below. Scroll down to have a look at the video tutorial.
- Paint ladybug markings onto the flat side of each glass gem
Clean glass gems before beginning this ladybug craft project. Use a paintbrush and acrylic paint, or black paint pens, to add black ladybug or ladybird markings onto the back, or flat side, of each glass gem. Allow the paint to dry completely before moving on to the next step.
- Paint or pour acrylic paint over the markings
Choose a color of acrylic paint for each ladybug magnet craft. Paint or pour acrylic paint over the black ladybug markings on the flat side of each glass gem, and allow the paint to dry. Overnight is best.
- Glue a craft magnet onto the bottom of each ladybug craft
Use craft glue or a glue gun with glue sticks to attach a craft magnet onto the bottom of each ladybug craft.
- Glue googly eyes onto each ladybug magnet craft
Use glue to attach black and white or colored googly eyes onto the face of each ladybug (or ladybird) craft.
Ladybug Glass Magnet Step by Step Video Tutorial
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Ladybug Magnets Craft and Gift Idea
These colorful ladybug magnets are fun to put on refrigerators and anything magnetic. I love how cute they look crawling around on my magnetic whiteboard planner!
Ladybird magnets make it fun to put pictures, children’s artwork, flyers, menu’s and important reminders in a place where everyone will see them daily. This simple ladybug craft also makes a great gift idea that kids or adults can make.
Use the same glass gems and craft magnets needed to make this ladybug craft to make any of the other fun refrigerator magnet ideas listed below! And, scroll down for more fun craft ideas for kids and adults.