Creative Girls Club: DIY Glass Gem Magnets

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

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Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

Summer's here and we're always looking for things to keep busy over these next few months. Along with the educational, it's important to also encourage creativity throughout the school break. My daughter had a blast making her own custom glass gem magnets using the Clearly Cool Magnet Kit from Creative Girls Club!

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

The Creative Girls Club is the ultimate crafting kit club for girls ages 7-12. About every six weeks, the girl in your life will receive two craft kits that are bound to inspire, entertain and enlighten! Even better, the kits will be marked as a special gift from YOU! I don't know about you, but I could use a few brownie points for being a "fun parent" once in a while...


My daughter wanted to put a video together to show how fun this kit is. If you'd like, head on over to YouTube and leave her a comment!

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

Each kit includes all of the materials you need to complete the project. It also includes easy-to-follow instructions with photos of every step so that girls can create with little to no supervision needed. This will help girls to learn new creative skills, work independently, and most importantly, gain confidence!

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

Start making your magnets by coloring in one of the die cut circles with the provided pens. There are 9 printed die cut designs, and 3 blank circles if you want to draw and color your own design. There is also a black marker included in the kit. Please note that the marker will bleed through the paper, so protect your surface!

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

Once your design is colored just how you want it, carefully punch the circle away from the paper. If you are having a hard time, you can use scissors.

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

Use some white school glue or your favorite craft glue and add a small amount to the flat side of the glass gem. Don't be afraid to get messy and spread it around with your finger! Place your design face down on the gem. Press well, especially around the edges to get any air bubbles out.

*Try not to use too much glue, otherwise it can ruin the paper and take too long to dry.

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

Add a small drop of  glue to one of the magnets. Place it on top of the back of the paper. Hold it in place for a moment, then set them aside to dry.

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

When you turn the gem over, the magnets will have a hazy, white look. Don't worry! They will clear up as they dry.

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

Encouraged by the instructions, my daughter wanted to make her own custom magnet design using some of the other supplies. She drew a backwards "Z" on the magnet using the black marker. The reason it is backwards is because when the magnet is turned over, the Z will be the right direction.

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

Add a little bit of glue right on top of the marker. Carefully spread the glue around with your finger so that the glass gem is evenly covered.

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

My favorite part! Place the glue-covered gem on a scrap piece of paper. Open up a corner of a glitter packet, and pour it right over the gem. Gently tap the pile over the gem to pack the glitter into the glue. Let it set for a minute or two to let the glue dry a little. Pick up the gem and tap it on its side a few times to remove the excess glitter. Set aside to finish drying.

Tip: to prevent glitter from flaking off every time you touch the magnet, spray a layer of clear spray paint over the gem!

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

Add a little bit of glue to a magnet and stick it to the glittered side of the gem. Hold in place for a minute or two for the glue to set.

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

At first, the magnet will look white and you'll barely see any glitter. Again, don't panic. Once the glue dries completely, it will go clear and the glitter will shine through.

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

Leave the magnets to dry overnight in a flat area. Make sure they are spaced apart from each other! Otherwise the magnets will pull themselves away from the gems if the glue hasn't dried enough.

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

After the magnets have had time to dry, they are ready to put to use! These magnets are great as fridge or locker decor, a creative way to hang up your favorite photos, and are fun DIY gifts to make for friends and family.

Encourage girls to make DIY Glass Gem Magnets with this kit from Creative Girls Club!

This kit was a ton of fun, and kept my daughter busy all afternoon. I love that it was easy for her to make all on her own, and that she felt so confident as she showed off her finished creations.

To subscribe to receive your own kits, visit Creative Girls Club. Girls can also check out fun project ideas, take polls & quizzes, and more! Follow on Instagram and Facebook for more creative inspiration.

How do you encourage creativity through the summer?
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