I recently found out that October 21st is “Count Your Buttons Day”. I’ve always loved buttons, don’t ever do much with them, but love collecting and keeping them.
In celebration of “Count Your Buttons Day”, I developed this tutorial for making cute little spider magnets. Perfect for your refrigerator and perfect craft for Halloween. I figured it was about time I make something with all of these buttons!
Start with one button and 4 pieces of wire – each about 3″ long.
Start by bending each wire in half and putting two of them into the button.
Then add the other two wires into the button in the holes – diagonally and flatten out all wires.
Take a pliers and bend the ends of the legs. If you don’t have pliers you could wrap the wires around a pencil.
I bend mine so that 4 on one side face towards the front and the other four face towards the front.
When all of the legs are bent, add google eyes with glue dots.
Add a magnet to the back with hot glue.
Display on your refrigerator or other magnetic surface.
Right away my daughters started playing on the refrigerator with these, they thought they were so cute. This is a great craft for you to make for your refrigerator and a great craft for you to make with your older children.