If you didn’t know this about me, I love butterflies. Well, I love raising and releasing monarch butterflies each year in the late summer. (link to monarch post.)
I also stumbled on these butterfly buttons a bit ago and fell in love with them! Not because I wanted to use them as buttons, I wanted to make magnets out of them! It would be a fun craft that was also a beautiful butterfly craft. This isn’t your typical tissue paper (or coffee filters), clothespin, and pipe cleaners pre-school butterfly craft. This is one that adults can use to put on their refrigerator to hold up the artwork that that pre-schooler (or any age kids) artwork!
Now if you see these and you love them, then you don’t even need to read the rest of the post on how to buy the materials to make them. That is because I have made enough to sell in my small Handmade Amazon Shop where I see a variety of magnets and magnetic photo frames.
Most of my sets of 8 are just $6.75 – another Happy Deal!
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These also happened to be my #1 seller at craft fairs this year!!! There were many verbal comments on how cute these are!!
If you are feeling crafty yourself, and want to know how to make these just find buttons laying around your house to make into your own magnets! I love how they come in many different colors! If you specifically want these butterflies, go here on Amazon and order some!
Materials needed for this cute butterfly craft:
Instructions on how make magnets with beautiful butterflies:
Since this is such an easy craft, there are only 2 steps!
- Turn the button over so the back side is showing. Add a tiny (and I do mean tiny) dot of Liquid Fusion to each of the wings.
- Add a small rare earth magnet to the Liquid Fusion and let it dry for 24 hours.
Easy peasy – that’s it!
I have some cute magnet photo frames in my shop too. I dazzeled up this frame with some of these butterflies!! Check out some of my listings and let me know what you think!! I just loved it when at a craft fair I had a table at, someone said “Finally, something unique that I haven’t seen before at a craft fair.” That was my favorite compliment of the day!!! 🙂
This is a great activity for older kids. I wouldn’t want younger children using the strong adhesive glue, nor do I think they have the fine motor skills yet to put just a tiny dot of adhesive on the backs of the buttons.
One other thing to note is that while these are drying (I recommend a full 24 hours before putting them on your refrigerator) if you make more than one magnet, you will have to dry them spread apart. Otherwise, those strong rare earth magnets will attract and come right off the wet glue.
If you want a fun spring craft idea, this one is it! The bright colors will add a springtime feel to your refrigerator. You can also make a variety of magnets using this same method – so find some other kinds of buttons to use this idea with. You can’t get any easier craft projects than this one, so make many and enjoy them!
I have another wildly popular post on how to make glitter glass magnets using glitter nail polish and glass stones. Check out this post here on how to make glitter glass magnets!
If you do make this simple butterfly craft, or a different magnet using a different button, let us know in the comments!