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When I was brainstorming ideas for my month of Finding Dory post I came up with a lot of ideas I wanted to try, but I only wanted to sign up for one date so that my 29 blogging friends could join the fun. I decided even though some of my ideas weren’t part of the collab, I still wanted to share them with you. One of my ideas were these cute Finding Dory magnets I am going to share with you today.
I was at the dollar store one day, and I saw the clear glass pebbles/stones. I picked up not sure exactly what I would use them for. Then I was at Michael’s Craft Store and I was looking at the scrapbook paper when inspiration struck. I noticed certain papers reminded me of the characters from Finding Dory. I decided it might be fun to make some Finding Dory magnets.
For this craft you will need:
- Scrapbook paper in prints that remind you of the Dory characters. Be creative with this, it doesn’t have to look exactly like them.
- Clear stones/pebbles that are flat on the bottom.
- Googly Eyes
- Black Marker
- Curling Ribbon
- Craft Glue
- Scissors and a pencil
First, I picked out the stones I wanted to use for each character. I tried to find slightly different sizes and shapes to fit the different characters. Once I picked them out, I traced them on the scrapbook paper. With the clown fish, I tried to keep the lines going up and down, but on the others I tried to make them a little less “perfect” (haha).
After cutting out the paper, I used the black marker and also some plain paper (in the colors that match each character). Then I used clear craft glue (E6000 would work great) to glue the paper to the stones. Next I added the eyes for each character.
After I made Crush, Squirt, Dory, Nemo and Marlin, I decided I needed to make, the septopus Hank from the movie. I used red, textured paper to make the main part of the magnet. Then I went digging in our Christmas wrapping paper and ribbons and found a red textured curling ribbon. PERFECT! I used it to make the seven tentacles. Then I glued on Hank’s eyes.
Finally, after everything had dried, I glued on these round magnets. Once they dried they were ready to go. They look great on our fridge and the Goof is loving playing with them.
I absolutely adore them and I think I may have to make a second set for The Goof to have for himself! I am so in love with these Finding Dory Magnets I just don’t want to share.
Will you be seeing Finding Dory when it opens next week? What character magnet is your favorite?