My sister E is a geologist at heart. Although she teaches Life Science she went to school for Geology. She loves rocks! She has a travel mug that says something along the lines of “We don’t take our shist for granite.” Clever little plays on words those geologist have.
Anyways, when she saw this project she squealed. Okay she didn’t really, but she liked the magnets nevertheless. Although she did have a few critiques. But that is okay because they were the same ones I already had.
So let’s get to it. I purchased the the magnets from Michaels. I also wanted to grab some glitter while I was there to really make these gems sparkle, but Crayola’s air-dry clay got me so distracted that I forget the glitter. Ah well, they shine pretty nicely regardless.
So these are my tools. The rocks I grabbed from my parking lot underneath the cloak of darkness. As a result some of the rocks were a little smaller than I wanted. But after crouching around the parking lot three separate times, I worried the neighbors would grow suspicious. So I stuck with what I had.
I added a few coats of paint to each rock. Once they were dry I added a coat of clear nail polish. This gave the rocks some needed luster! I then used some E-6000 glue(not pictured) to glue the rocks to the magnets. And there you have it!
I plan to paint the magnets with the corresponding color, so that they blend in with the rocks. But I like them. I have spiffy new rock magnets for around $2. I’m going to call this a success.