Who’s making the Halloween decorations this year? You? The kids? No matter. With these fun and easy Halloween magnet ideas you won’t have to worry about complicated projects or expensive craft supplies. Use a few things you have around the house, and some really cheap supplies, to make a huge assortment of magnets.
During the eerie holiday you’ll find lots of different candies with packages that have a Halloween theme. These make perfect magnets. Open the end of a candy bar wrapper, slide out the candy and eat it, then stuff the empty wrapper with paper towels, cotton balls, toilet paper – whatever you have. Cut a small piece of magnetic sheeting and attach it to the back.
Cut shapes from paper plates to make small magnets that resemble ghosts, witches, black cats and other Halloween things. Cut a small circle, for example, then use a sticker face or even draw the face on with a black marker. Tear tiny pieces of orange crepe paper, or an orange napkin, and stick the pieces all over the circle, but be sure not to cover the facial features. Cut a small piece of green construction paper or craft foam to make the pumpkin’s stem. Cut a ghost shape, glue on wiggly eyes, then cover it with torn pieces of bathroom tissue. There are lots of different spooky characters you can do. Stick a piece of magnetic sheeting on the back of each to hang them on anything metallic.
Make a “Happy Halloween” magnetic banner when you start with a long, wide strip of black craft foam. Place several small pieces of magnetic sheeting on the backside then use stickers or foam shapes to create the message you want.
Make washer and dryer magnets by cutting two images from a magazine or other source. The images should be fairly large; one will go on the front of the washer and one on the front of the dryer. To make them look more substantial glue or tape the thin paper images to a thick piece of paper before adding the magnetic sheeting.
Make a unique, magnetic Halloween puzzle by cutting an image from a magazine or other source. Glue the picture to a piece of thick paper then attach it to a piece of magnetic sheeting. Cut the picture into jigsaw puzzle-shaped pieces and let kids have fun!
Craft stores are full of foam shapes that can be used to make cool magnets for Halloween. Purchase ones like black cats, white ghosts and similar images. Instead of using these flat foam pieces for magnets make them much thicker by gluing several identical shapes together. Stacking the shapes make them look like thick, solid pieces rather than thin foam.
Kids and adults alike will enjoy creating some – or all – of the cheap Halloween projects listed here. Use the magnets on the fridge, toaster, oven, washer, dryer, school locker and any other metal surface.