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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

04/11/2015

Effortlessly clean-up your bonfire with a magnetic sweeper

Bonfires are synonymous with the anniversary of the Gunpowder plot and other celebrations with hundreds of private and public displays organised every year. However, the time and financial cost of the clean-up effort after these displays can skyrocket. To make a bonfire, your need wood and lots of it, that much is obvious. And, within wood such as discarded pallets and furniture, you will find lots of screws, nails, tacks and staples that hold together the discarded items. Once the dying embers of the fire have rescinded to ash, the... 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

28/09/2015
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Securing cables to a steel surface

  Drilling into a steel surface is time consuming and permanent, with no margin for error or adjustment once the holes are drilled. This can present problems when you need to secure cables to the walls of a steel clad building quickly and easily. Using a magnetic cable tie mount to secure cables is a great solution. It not only saves time on the installation but enables the installer to easily and quickly reposition the anchor points during or after installation. As well as simply securing cables, magnetic cable tie... Read More

02/01/2015

Fixing solar-powered lights to a motorhome or caravan

If you own a motorhome or a caravan, the very thought of drilling holes in the bodywork to secure exterior fixings would likely bring you out in a nervous sweat. Drilling and bolting is a very permanent solution that can leave unsightly holes in the outside of your precious van or motorhome. Thankfully before taking this expensive plunge with drill in hand, Ian from Wiltshire contacted first4magnets looking for a more elegant solution for fixing exterior, solar-powered lights to the outside of his motorhome. Magnets are a perfect solution as... 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

01/12/2014
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The World’s first unpowered horizontal magnetic levitation device

To anyone interested in magnets and magnetism levitation and devices that facilitate this are fascinating, none more-so than the Halitron™. The Halitron is the world’s first unpowered horizontal magnetic levitation device and has just been launched via an exciting Kickstarter campaign. The Halitron lets you spin and levitate a top within a carefully calculated magnetic field. The magnetic field effectively traps the spinning top, allowing it to float in mid-air. The magnets used are ferrite magnets and no electrical power is required to operate the Halitron. First4magnets is proud to... Read More