Melted Bead Valentine Keepsake Magnet
Red & White Pony Beads
Heart shaped cookie cutter, MUST BE METAL
Note* we used two sizes so we could put one on top of the other. If you do not have multiple sizes it is ok, skip the step that mentions stacking them.
Strong craft glue
Craft Paint & a fine tip brush
Preheat the oven to 400
Place the heart-shaped metal cookie cutters on a sheet pan. Fill each cookie cutter with the beads just enough to cover the bottom so you don’t see any of the pan underneath. Make a few white and a few red ones. You can mix them if you wish.
Bake for about 30 minutes or until fully melted. Remove from the oven and be extremely careful not to touch the melted plastic. It will stick to your fingers and continue to burn! Let the hearts cool completely and the pan inside of the cookie cutter. Once cool, remove the cookie cutter, it will pop right off.
Glue a magnet to the back of a red heart. Then, glue a white heart on top of that red heart. Allow to dry for at least an hour. The melted beads are plastic so it can be “slippery”, the glue takes a little while to set up.
Use craft paint and a very fine tip brush to paint a name or date on your keepsake magnet! You can also have the kids press their thumbprint onto them.