Lego Dude Magnets!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

I have been meaning to post this for a super long time! This has become one of the girls favorite crafts to do and we have done it a lot! Our fridge definitely has no lack of magnets now! 

Here are the supplies that you will need: A hot glue gun, lots of glue sticks, a Lego Minifigure Ice Cube Mold, yellow spray paint, acrylic paints, clear sealer, a sharpie, and some small magnets.

Step one is to fill your Lego mold with hot glue... Yes really! Be careful not to burn yourself though! I have some experience with that! Allow glue to harden completely before attempting to remove glue from mold. This takes about 15-20 minutes. 

 Next, add a few coats of yellow spray paint to your Lego dudes. This step is optional but I highly recommend it if littles will be painting these Lego dudes! 

The first time we did this project we didn't do the yellow spray paint first but the girls have a hard time with some of those little details like the hands, so now we always do the spray painting step! 

The painting step is obviously the girls favorite part!

After your Legos have dried you can add the faces with Sharpie. At first I wanted to do this step my self.. but then I let the girls do it and I am so glad that I did. Their little faces are so wonky! I love it! Especially that one second from the left! Hilarious! 
Once the faces are dry you will want to add of coat of clear sealer to the whole Lego dude. 

Hot glue some magnets to the backs and you are all done! 

I had to get in on the action and paint a 12th Man :) 

The girls have been loving Ninjago lately, so this week Kenley made Ninjas! 

The girls friend, Valor, had a Lego party this summer so we made him a own Paint-Your-Own Lego Dude Kit for his birthday! 

If you make these let us know! It is a super fun craft for little Lego lovers! I think these little Lego dudes would also make great game pieces! 

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