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So here’s a simple craft for pretty much any age… my 5 year old loves these. I love magnets (my fridge is covered in Anne Taintor and home made) so I can hang up all my favorite pictures. This was a cute idea I saw on a blog a while ago and I thought I’d share it because it is so easy.

All you’re going to need is river rocks, rub on stickers, magnets, and hot glue.

My advice on..

the river rocks: lighter and flatter is best.. and I think it would be even better if you could find some that don’t have the shiny glazed polished kind of finish (I think a hardware store would be your best bet for that.. in the landscaping). I didn’t find those and it still worked. I like a more earthy look, though. If they’re too big, the poor little magnet won’t be able to hold up the rock, let alone anything else you want it to hold to your fridge or magnet board.

Rub-Ons: You can find these at any scrapbook or craft store.. there are so many cute options. Just find some that are small enough to fit and you’re good to go! These are from the local Pebbles in My Pocket and are called Lucy’s Bird Bath.

See! It’s true.. here’s the proof that my little trouble maker will stay out of trouble for 30 minutes if I put her to work on this one…

So basically, the hardest part is making sure your sticker completely rubs off onto the rock. This is why I say I think one without a polish is better.. it would probably get a better stick. But as long as you’re careful, you’ll be able to get it on there perfect. Maybe practice one sticker that’s not your favorite first..

Next step, hot glue yourself a magnet. Don’t let your five year old do that, though. Can you imagine?
And here are her cute little magnets.. ready for a fridge or a cute little magnet board.

Thanks for all your great support.. I love it!