This is a very fun, very easy project to do with the kids. My daughter and I put these together as Valentine's Day gifts for some very special Specials Teachers at her school. Check them out!
*Flat glass marbles (in the floral section). We didn't use the ones with the iridescent coating on them because I didn't like the effect.
I like a glue that is made especially for glass. I used Aileen's Glass and Bead glue.
Move your marbles around the paper until you like what you see. Trace around them and cut out. At this point, I put them through the Xyron sticker machine to make it easier. They're cheap and loads of fun, especially for the kids. It made this part very easy. Stick to the cardstock and cut out so now you have a thick piece of paper.
(Xyron machine. . . about nine dollars at WalMart and SO MUCH FUN!!!)
Voila! A fun and pretty Valentine's Day gift to give!
If I do it again:
1. I think I wouldn't be so worried about centering the magnets over the images. I think that the ones that were "accidents" and off center turned out the prettiest.
2. I would check the washers to make sure the magnet stuck to them BEFORE gluing them down. I had two paper folders that I ruined because I didn't check. You'd think I would have learned my lesson after the first time!!!