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What you will need

  • bottle caps
  • colorful small pictures (old magazines, catalogs, greeting cards, etc.)
  • eco-friendly tape
  • scissors
  • pen
  • magnets
  • glue gun

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1. Find Tiny Pictures

I gave my son a stack of junk mail and asked him to find tiny pictures that would fit inside the bottle caps. He especially enjoyed picking out pictures from the book order form from school. He used a small round magnet as a template and traced around the pictures that he wanted to use.

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2. Cut the Tiny Pictures Out

Give your child a pair of scissors and let him go to work cutting out the tiny photos, one for each Valentine he plans to give.

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3. Laminate the Tiny Pictures

Using two small pieces of eco-friendly tape, laminate the tiny pictures.

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4. Cut out the Laminated Tiny Pictures

Again, let your child cut the laminated pictures out, making sure he doesn’t cut too close to the edge (or the tape will come undone).

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5. Start Assembling

Add a small dollop of hot glue to the inside of a bottle cap, then add the tiny picture.

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6. Add the Magnets

Turn the bottle caps over, add another dollop of hot glue to attach the magnet.

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7. Give Your Valentines

Place each magnet inside a mini-envelope with a cute saying attached. For example, “Your friendship is Magnetic!”