Crayon DIY Magnets

Mag-NEAT-o! Make DIY magnets for the refrigerator or for student desk name plates with this back to school craft idea.

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  • Crayola Washable Paint
  • Crayola Paint Brush
  • Crayola Construction Paper
  • Crayola No. 2 Pencil
  • Crayola Scissors
  • Crayola No-Run Washable School Glue
  • Crayola Take Note Permanent Markers
  • Craft Sticks
  • Magnetic Tape Roll

CIY Staff Tips:

  • If you don’t have craft sticks at home, substitute upcycled Popsicle sticks instead.
  • Use these magnetic name tags for more than school. Great for chore charts, reward charts, and beyond!


Step 1

Cover 5 craft sticks with paint. Dry 1–2 hours. Add second coat. Dry 1–2 hours.

Step 2

Using craft sticks as a guide, sketch and cut out construction paper crayon.

Step 3

Glue craft sticks to construction paper.

Step 4

Draw serpentine design on craft sticks with marker.

Step 5

Cut out construction paper oval. Add name and border with marker.

Step 6

Glue name tag to craft sticks. Let all glue steps dry 1–2 hours.

Step 7

Trim magnet from roll. Remove adhesive backing and place on back of crayon.

Step 8

Repeat steps 1–7 to create a colourful collection for your class or family.

Step 9

Display crayon magnets on the fridge, a desk, or magnetic board!

  • Occasion:

    • Back to School,

    • Décor & Accessories,

    • Rainy Day Crafts,

    • National Crayon Day,

    • Teacher Gift Ideas

  • Age:

    • 4+,

    • 6+,

    • 8+,

    • Tween+

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