How To Make A Magnet

Learn how to make a magnet with this easy to follow polymer clay tutorial. With my step by step photo's this is a great project for the kids and they will love seeing their work displayed on the fridge door.

The instructions for this magnet can be adapted to suit your interests and decor.

Once you see how the magnet is made you can easily change the color or the shape.  As long as the central part of the design is large enough to cover the magnet you use any shape can be cut from the polymer clay.

Materials and Equipment

  • Small magnet
  • Polymer clay
  • Plastic cutting tools
  • Rolling pin
  • All purpose glue
  • An oven

Polymer clay needs to be conditioned before using. You can do this by kneading the clay well until it is soft and pliable. You can speed up the process by putting the clay through the rollers of a pasta machine.

For more information go to conditioning polymer clay. The link will open a new window so you won't lose this page.

Mia's Top Tip


After baking your polymer clay use a little all purpose glue to secure your magnet to the shape.

Make sure you glue the magnet in the right way round.

These craft magnets are only magnetic on one side so double check before you glue.

How To Make A Magnet Tutorial




Soften a piece of polymer clay until it is easy to work with.






Push your magnet into the clay as shown in the photo.





Roll out the clay until it is a little thicker than the magnet.




Using the plastic cutting tools cut out your shape around the magnet.

You can use pastry cutting shapes for this if you prefer.





Turn your shape over and smooth the edges of your shape.



Add decorations to your shape like the smiley face in the photo.

Bake in the oven according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Glue the magnet in place as suggested in Mia's Top Tip above.

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