Halloween may not be for another month but that doesn’t mean that you can’t start bringing out the spooky decorations now! Although Halloween or All Hallow’s Eve began as a Celtic holiday marking the end of the harvest season, today it is more commonly celebrated as a time for wearing costumes, eating candy and decorating with monsters, ghouls and the like. If you love doing crafts for the scariest holiday of the year, here are a few DIY magnet projects to try out.

Monster Magnets

Supplies

  • Googly Eyes
  • Clay or Smooth, Round Rocks
  • Paint
  • Glue
  • Neodymium Magnets - We suggest a 12mm x 3mm disc magnet, but this will depend on the size and shape of the rocks you chose. Just be sure your magnet is above a pull force of 6lbs.

Steps

  1. Clean any excess dirt off of your rocks to prep them for painting.
  2. Use some newspaper or disposable plates and place your rocks onto it. Using a paintbrush, begin to paint your rocks until they are completely covered.
  3. Set on the paper and allow to dry.
  4. Once dry, take your googly eyes and glue them on the rock and take a black permanent marker and draw a mouth. You can also paint on some sharp, scary teeth with some white paint.
  5. Wait for the glue and paint to dry. Then flip your rock monster over and attach neodymium magnets to each monster’s back with glue. Make sure to press down for a few seconds, so that it sticks.

The great thing about these monster magnets is that they are easily customizable. For instance, instead of using rocks you can use polymer clay and experiment with the monster’s shape or you can purchase some pom pom balls from a craft store to create a fur-covered monster. There are also tons of other Halloween-themed DIY magnets out there. Here are a few of our favorite projects:

Spider and Bug Magnets

This one is an easy magnet project. Simply grab a bag of fake spiders and insects from the store and glue small magnets to the back.

Ghost Refrigerator

Turn your fridge into a ghost with this neat DIY from Jean’s Crafty Corner.

Skeleton Magnet

Another cute Halloween fridge magnet that is worth checking out is this one from Better Homes and Gardens. Several magnetic pieces make up a fridge skeleton, making it a little more interactive.

Custom fridge magnets can make a fun craft activity as well as a cute Halloween party favor for guests that are 18 or older. Are you creating any Halloween-themed fridge magnets this year? If so, we’d love to hear about or see photos of them. Feel free to share your magnet projects with us in the comments or on our Facebook or Twitter pages!

Photo by Lutheran Chick