Give your locker or refrigerator a personal touch with custom DIY Junk Food Magnets made out of resin!
Hello, Resin Crafters! Lindsay here with a new resin project that is cute enough to eat! These miniature food-shaped magnets are a lot of fun to make, and are a great way to add some personality to your locker or refrigerator. The magnets set in just 10 minutes, and kids and adults alike will enjoy customizing them using acrylic paints!
Supplies needed to make your own Junk Food Magnets:
- FastCast Resin
- Gloves, Mixing Cups, Stir Sticks
- Junk Food Silicone Mold
- Acrylic Paint
- Small Detail Paint Brush
- Castin’ Craft Resin Spray Finish
- 1/4″ Magnets
- Strong Craft Glue
Be sure to wear protective gloves and read through the FastCast resin package directions. Mix 1 part resin and 1 part hardener for 2 minutes, then pour the resin in a new cup and mix for an additional minute.
Carefully pour the resin into the silicone junk food mold, being careful not to overfill the molds.
Let the resin sit in an even area to cure. The difference between FastCast and regular resin is that FastCast cures in just 10-15 minutes instead of overnight. As the resin cures, you will see it change from clear to white right before your eyes!
The resin is done curing when it is no longer tacky to the touch, and you can pull the sides of the mold away from the resin without it sticking. Carefully remove the resin pieces from the mold. Trim away any excess with scissors, if necessary.
Get creative using acrylic paints and a small detail paint brush to color the resin food pieces. Some colors may need 2-3 coats for full coverage.
Let the paint dry completely, then spray the food pieces with Castin’ Craft Resin Spray Finish to seal the paint.
Use some strong craft glue to attach the magnets to the back of the resin food pieces. Let the glue dry completely before using.
Have fun sticking your magnets to your refrigerator, locker, or anywhere you keep your magnets! Depending on the colors of paint you use, the possibilities are endless. I hope you have a great time making some DIY Junk Food Magnets for yourself!
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Lindsay is a crafter, graphic designer, and glitter enthusiast from Utah. She’s passionate about homeschooling her creative daughter, traveling, and spending time in the craft room. Lindsay shares DIY project tutorials, printables, recipes, kids crafts, and more on her blog, ArtsyFartsyMama.com, where she inspires readers to live a creative life.