Wednesday, 13 June 2018

How to make Hama bead Emoji magnets

I was sent a bottle of Gorilla Glue Clear to use in my craft. This post contains Amazon affiliate links.

These Hama bead Emoji magnets are really easy for children to make and you can have lots of fun coming up with your own designs to represent your favourite Emojis!

Hama bead Emoji magnets tutorial

All my Emoji designs are created on the square pegboard. Once you've made a basic circle you can adapt it for other face Emojis, or you can come up with your own designs based on different Emojis.

Simple Hama bead emoji designs

Then I ironed the beads on both sides. Make sure that you iron the magnets well, especially in areas where you have beads that aren't attached to other beads on all sides.

Related article - Ironing tips for Hama beads

How to make Hama bead magnets

Then you need to stick a magnet to the back of each design. I used these magnets - Very strong disc magnets (affiliate link) - they are small but very strong! They are glued in place using  Gorilla Glue Clear (affiliate link). A tip - apply the glue to the magnet rather than the Hama bead design so that you don't lose any glue through the holes! You just need to put a small blob of glue on the magnet and press firmly to the back of the Hama beads. Allow to dry for 24 hours for a full cure. If you are gluing larger items it is recommended that you clamp the pieces together for two hours.

Gorilla Glue for sticking to Hama beads

I found the Gorilla Glue really easy to apply, there's no smell, and no stickiness when it ended up on my fingers. The glue dries clear and the magnets really are stuck very firmly, they aren't going to be coming off!

Gorilla Glue for making Hama bead emoji magnets

I'm really pleased that I've found an adhesive that works well with the Hama beads and now I'm a little bit addicted to making magnets! They'd be great for party bags or for children to give to their friends.

Hama bead emoji magnets on the radiator

The children loved the Emoji magnets that I made so much that they went on to make a whole selection of them using their own designs!

Hama bead Emoji magnet designs

You can find lots of ideas for Hama bead projects over on my dedicated Hama beads page! Click the link below:

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