DIY Ice Cream Magnets

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How about a quick and easy DIY that is perfect for summer? These DIY ice cream magnets are the perfect summer treat for your fridge and are a fun craft for any age! Plus they are so simple to make that you will be addicted to trying your hand at other shaped magnets too. Who knew that just a little paint and plaster could make something so adorable?

DIY Ice Cream Magnets

DIY Ice Cream Magnets

Materials for DIY Ice Cream Magnets:

Plaster of paris
Acrylic paint
Silicone Ice Cream mold (I found these in store at Joann)
Strong magnets
Hot glue

Begin by mixing up your plaster according to the package directions. You want the mixture to resemble pancake batter. Then fill the mold with the mixture and tap on the counter a few times to remove any air bubbles.

DIY Ice Cream Magnets

Use a spatula or popscile stick to scrape the back and make a flat surface. Then let set for 30 minutes. Once set, remove the pieces from the mold. As you can see, Joann has several different molds that are all super cute!

DIY Ice Cream Magnets

Once unmolded, paint the ice cream with your acrylic paint and let dry. I found that DecoArt Americana in Yellow Ochre made the perfect golden waffle cone and popsicle stick color. Then glue a magnet to the back of the plaster piece and they are ready to use!

DIY Ice Cream Magnets

Yay! Who else is ready for summer and swimming, BBQ’s, and all the ice cream you can eat?! I usually am not one to keep magnets on my fridge, but these are so cute I might just make an exception. At the very least, I know I will use them to hold up all my summer inspiration images for my office! Now go make yourself a set of these DIY ice cream magnets and bask in all the fun that summer has to offer!

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  1. Rebecca

    June 6th, 2018 at 9:21 am

    This looks so easy and like a lot of fun! Definitely giving this project a try!

  2. Julia

    August 17th, 2018 at 12:26 pm

    I would like to test it but in Germany I don‘t find such cute molds:(

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    August 11th, 2020 at 7:28 am

    Such a cute idea! I think i will make some of those when I have Grandkids over.

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