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Craft And Model Magnet Applications

03/09/2019

How to use Neodymium magnets on a model aircraft

Magnets come in all shapes and sizes, with sizes as small as 1mm dia! Magnets of this size are extremely popular amongst craft and model making enthusiasts, as they can be easily hidden within fixings whilst providing strong hold. It is this exact reason that our customer Michael got in contact to demonstrate how he used our magnets in his 64″ span Hawker Hurricane model aircraft. Michael glued 8 of our 6mm dia x 0.5 thick N42 Neodymium magnets secure the model’s detachable hatch. Michael needed the hatch to be both secure in... Read More

18/11/2015
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How to make magnetic wine glass charms for your Christmas party

At any party, especially at Christmas it is easy to get carried away. As the food, wine and merriment begin to flow, it is even easier to lose track of which glass belongs to whom. It is also tradition for dinner party hosts and hostesses to offer their guests a small favour. By making your own wine glass charms you can prevent any glass-related confusion and give your guests a classy little gift. Here is what you will need: 22mm diameter memory wire rings Decorative beads or charms Magnetic jewellery... Read More

13/11/2015

Make your own magnetic bookmarks

If you have ever lost your bookmark when half way through a great read you will know just how annoying it can be. Yet, this is something so easily avoidable with a magnetic bookmark and by making your own you can personalise each one to your own taste. Or, they make really fantastic gifts for your friends and family – especially at Christmas. A magnetic bookmark is normally made out of a single piece of material or card which is folded in half and slipped over a page or pages.... Read More

12/11/2015
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Make a levitating Lego Santa sleigh

Combining Lego and magnets opens up a whole world of fun and creativity; here, we will show you how to make a Christmas decoration with a difference. As well as being fun to make, it helps you learn about magnets too. If you or your children have other Lego kits, you will no doubt be able to piece together the bricks needed to create a Santa sleigh bursting with festive funk. You don’t have to copy ours, there are lots of designs to be found online. Will you decide on... Read More

12/11/2015

Make a ‘pin the nose’ on Rudolph the Reindeer game

This festive spin on the timeless ‘pin the tail on the donkey’ game is sure to prove a great past-time at your Christmas party this year and something everyone young and old can get involved in. Who at your party will return Rudolph’s bright red nose to its rightful place? With just a few materials, it is so easy to put together, here’s how: What you need: White magnetic sheet (small or large) or  self-adhesive magnetic sheet (small or large) A4 red magnetic sheet Printed Rudolph design, or permanent marker... Read More

27/10/2015

Make your own Halloween spider fishing game

This spooky spin on the traditional magnet fishing or hook-a-duck game is sure to keep everyone entertained at your Halloween party and is so simple to put together.   What you need: Large white flexible magnetic sheet Black dry-wipe marker pen Chopsticks String Tape Spider-shaped cut out Self-adhesive steel discs Ferrite ring magnets   How to make your own spider fishing game: 1) Firstly, unroll your white magnetic sheet and draw your spider web on to it with your black dry-wipe marker pen.              ... Read More

26/10/2015

Spine-tingling Halloween magnetic door designs

With a little imagination, a dash of creativity and a roll of black magnetic sheet and tape you can create some fabulous hair-raising designs to temporarily transform an ordinary white magnetic surface such as your garage, house or fridge door! What you need: Magnetic surface, such as your garage or fridge door Sharp scissors Large black flexible magnetic sheet or A4 black magnetic sheet 19mm wide black magnetic gridding tape The magnetic sheets and tape have a coloured surface on one side and are magnetic on the other. What’s more,... Read More

23/10/2015

Spooktacular magnetic paper craft bats

  It is scarily easy to spook up your Halloween decorations with these magnetic paper vampire bats. They are simple enough to make at home, and realistic enough to add that extra chilling edge to your Halloween decorations! The small magnets on the reverse will allow you to quickly position them in loads of places in your home or office!     What you will need: Black paper (or other colour of your choice) 20mm diameter x 3mm thick self-adhesive ferrite magnets Optional: 10mm diameter x 1mm thick self-adhesive steel... Read More

02/01/2015

How to use magnets in scrapbooking and paper craft

Dawn is an expert crafter and founder of Dawn’s Inspirations, a website that provides expert craft tutorials and workshops for creating scrapbooks photo albums, greeting cards and more. Dawn has attracted subscribers from all over the world and they are always keen to know where she gets her supplies from so we thought we would tell you more. Her website says her love of all things craft comes from her parents who always encouraged her ‘to have a go’. Well, we are thrilled they did Dawn because we love your... Read More

25/02/2014

Magnets make bespoke cards possible

When the technicians at first4magnets were contacted by designer card makers Hupa Lupa, imaginations ran wild. We are delighted to say that Hupa Lupa chose to use some of our magnets to create their range of unique cards and gifts. In one particular range of designs, Hupa Lupa used a 10mm diameter self-adhesive neodymium magnet to hold a decorative icon or brooch to the front of the card by attracting to a small neodymium magnet countersunk and embedded in the brooch. Card makers regularly use magnets to create their designs... Read More