Magnets for Crafts

  1. Merging Magnetism and Art: At-Home Paint Activity

    Merging Magnetism and Art: At-Home Paint Activity
    Over the years, we’ve shared some of our favorite kid-friendly magnetic DIY crafts, from hidden messages and magnetic slime to Valentine’s Day string art and tie-dye marbled clay magnets. While parents taking the lead on magnetic crafts is crucial, as the magnets are strong enough to pinch body parts and, in some cases, even break bones, these activities are a great way to expose your child to the wonderful world of magnets and provides a good hands-on learning opportunity outside of the classroom! When you’re scrambling this summer for an activity that will keep your kids busy, try your hand at magnet painting! This messy and marvelous activity will allow your kids to create fridge-worthy work that you’ll want to display all summer long. Continue reading →
  2. 3 Magnet Crafts Using Hook Magnets

    3 Magnet Crafts Using Hook Magnets
    Here at Apex, we love finding ways to use all of our different shaped products. When we need things hung, our first instinct is to look at shelving and grab our hammers and nails. The truth is, you don’t need an elaborate piece to hold things up! Our hook magnets have a variety of uses because of their tremendous holding power, with a range of sizes capable of holding 12 lbs up to 200 lbs. Here are three of our favorite ways to use them, with little drilling required. Continue reading →
  3. Hiding Messages With Magnets

    Hiding Messages With Magnets
    Picture this: To the naked eye, a design is hidden. But once you run magnetic field viewer film over the magnet, you’ll see a hidden message. If you have some magnets and an 80w laser handy, you can etch your own secret messages that only those with magnetic field viewer paper can read. Continue reading →
  4. Bring Your Herbs Indoors with This DIY Magnetic Tea Tin Garden

    Bring Your Herbs Indoors with This DIY Magnetic Tea Tin Garden
    If you’re looking to start a herb garden in a more controlled environment but don’t have enough shelf or counter space, we have the perfect solution for you: a magnetic herb garden. By using magnets to create your garden, you can save space and take advantage of certain sunny and shady spots by creating a customized, temporary herb garden on any magnetic surface that can be rearranged to suit your style! In this DIY blog, we use tea tins as planters, but you can use any container you’d like! Just be sure to get magnets that will support the weight of your containers. Continue reading →
  5. National Craft Month: The Educator Edition

    National Craft Month: The Educator Edition
    Calling all craft enthusiasts and educators—March is National Craft Month, and we wanted to celebrate by pulling together a DIY guide for your classrooms. Apex Magnets always recommends adult supervision while using neodymium magnets, as the magnets are extremely strong and can pinch skin or, in some cases, break bones. If you aren’t comfortable letting your students use the magnets, however, you can use them to create a fun classroom atmosphere. Continue reading →
  6. DIY Map Magnets

    DIY Map Magnets
    Create your own reminder of places traveled (or places you wish to travel to) with these DIY map magnets. If you don’t have any maps laying around, simply print out sections of maps from Google! Stick them on your fridge, in your office, or anywhere else you’d like to forever remember your trips. Continue reading →
  7. DIY Raw Crystal Magnets

    DIY Raw Crystal Magnets
    Looking for a five minute DIY craft that will liven up the look of your refrigerator or desk? Treat yourself to trendy crystal magnets! Or, if you’re feeling generous, share them—they make great gifts and party favors. Continue reading →
  8. DIY Polaroid-Style Magnets

    DIY Polaroid-Style Magnets
    Having pictures of your friends, family, pets, favorite places, or anything your heart desires in view will leave you feeling amazing. This DIY craft will transform your images into polaroid inspired magnets you can stick on your fridge, inspiration boards, desk cabinets -- you name it! If you have a Polaroid camera already, you can skip the first two steps and paste your already printed out polaroids onto the foam! Continue reading →
  9. 2018 Magnet Craft Round-up

    2018 Magnet Craft Round-up
    From paper lanterns in celebration of Chinese New Year to spooky homemade slime, we saw our fair share of DIY magnetic masterpieces in 2018! Who knew that a little rare earth metal could turn a simple craft into something so… attractive? (We did, but it’s because we live and breathe magnets.) Let’s take a stroll down memory lane and revisit some of our favorite DIYs from this year. Continue reading →
  10. DIY: Magnetic Spice Rack

    DIY: Magnetic Spice Rack
    If one of your resolutions for the new year is to get organized, we’ve got the perfect DIY for you! Make cooking a breeze by having all of your spices out and organized right on your fridge. Continue reading →
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