Thursday, August 9, 2012

Crafting with Presley

Meet my niece, Presley.
She is seven years old and she is a crafter.

My sister emailed me a couple of weeks ago and asked if I could bring some magnets with me when I came to California to see my mom. Her daughter, Presley, had a craft she wanted to teach me and the last thing my sister wanted to do was go to a craft store in search of supplies. I did have magnets in my stash so we were all set.

Presley brought magazines, craft glue, and flat glass marbles.

These were so much fun to make! You just put a good drop of glue {like Elmer's glue} on the flat side of the marble, and smash it down on top of the design you want. Let it dry, trim the edges, stick a magnet to the back and tada! Super cute magnets for keeping or gift giving.

This was a really fun project for a group of people - several of us were involved including my 15 year old nephew who managed to find pictures of Superman and Austin Powers for his magnet masterpieces.

And just because these are cute pictures that Carrie took, I'll share these too. Presley showed me how to color on sandpaper and we later ironed the design onto regular paper. She is a clever girl!

Of course we're smiling.
We're crafting {together}.
I love being Presley's aunt!


Sian said...

Delighted to make your crafting acquaintance Presley! It certainly looks as if you all had a lot of fun making stuff together at the weekend.

scrappyjacky said...

It is fun to craft with a child,isn't it....they always have such enthusiasm.....and those magnets look like a great idea.

Stephanie @ La Dolce Vita said...

she is so pretty! and it looks like the crafting bug has bitten the whole family!

Ruth said...

Crafting talent obviously runs in your family! Super job, Presley!

Cheri said...

What a fun little craft! And the possibilities of what images you could use are endless! Go Presley!

debs14 said...

Well done Presley on teaching Aunt Deb a new skill!Such a clever idea!
These could even be used - without the magnet - on scrapbook layouts.

Karen said...

Awesome! Sarah and I did very few crafts when she was growing up; she wasn't much interested. I'd love to have a crafting partner. Love the magnets!

Amy said...

Wow, I never knew you could do that with sandpaper!

Margaret said...

I've done that magnet thing with my Girl Scouts. It's definitely fun.

Alison said...

I love this marble idea..will be on the lookout for some when I'm out and about...without the magnets they will indeed be perfect for scrapbooking..thanks Presley!!
Alison xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

So much fun. And that first photograph is beautiful.

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