I'm so excited to share this project. It was a lot of fun. I hope you all love it too!
I conceived this project on the drive to work. I seem to get my best ideas while driving. Unfortunately I only have a ten mile drive to work. If I commuted farther I'd probably be a genius! Or maybe not...
Here's what you need for the alpha magnets:
small circle cut out (I used one that came in this set for fondant)
letter stamps (I used this set)
Here's how you make them:
1. Condition your clay by working in your hands. Then roll out the clay as evenly as possible. I wanted my magnets to be a little chunky so my clay was probably about a half inch thick.
2. Cut out circles.
3. Lightly press stamps into the ink. You only want to cover the top of the letter. Then press the letter stamp into the clay.
4. Bake per instructions on the package. I baked mine for thirty minutes.
5. Remove from the oven and let cool.
6. Glue on magnets with super glue. I found these circle magnets at Michaels and they were the perfect size! (Why oh why can I not use super glue without totally coating my fingers???)
7. Play with your new magnets!
Funny story: Whenever I bake clay my husband always walks into the family room from the kitchen and says, "There's something wrong with those cookies you baked." It's sort of our running joke. When I pulled these out of the oven he said, "What are you cooking this time? Typewriter keys?"
They do sort of look like typewriter keys...