These magnets are super easy to make. Use scraps of thick art paper or magazine paper, cut to the size of glass stones or pebbles. Use Scotch scrapbooking glue to glue the paper to the pebble (place the glue on the side of the paper that you want to show up and through the glass pebble). Watch the HOW-TO VIDEO.
By the way, we tested five other glue that we bought from Michaels & Joanns craft stores and this is the one that worked best with the magnets and papers and wasn’t toxic for kids. Next take a magnet. We bought ours on Amazon.
We used 3/4″ ProMag magnets from Amazon. They seem to be able to hold a small photo or photo and the 1-inch glass pebbles we used. Glass pebbles can be found at Joanns and Michaels or online at Amazon. If you are using bigger pebbles you’ll need stronger magnets. It does seems to stick faster and better if you score or scratch up one side of the magnet and put the blue on that side. Next, take the glass pebble and lay the paper side on the magnet with the glue and let dry for at least half an hour before moving and hours before using.
If you don’t have magnets you can also make these as decorative paper weights.