Today I am sharing another colorful clay craft with you, DIY clay magnets in the shape of adorable rainbows. Ah, the power of clay! There are endless ways to use colored polymer oven bake clay. Everything from trinket dishes, to jewelry, to planters and candles can be made with clay. Of course you can’t ever go wrong with a rainbow, but this same technique can be used to turn any clay creation into a magnet perfect for your fridge.
I’m a big fan of rainbow motifs, in fact, I’d go as far to say I’m a little bit addicted! My love for rainbow decor began with nursery but it’s not just for kids. Unlike the bright multicoloured rainbows of our childhood, the recent trend for using a more muted rainbow palette means you can easily introduce this playful decor into even the most ‘grown-up’ home.
I’ve teamed up with Gorilla to make some cute polymer clay magnets that will bring a touch of childhood whimsy to your fridge or noticeboard. The good news for minimalists out there.. you can make these designs as colourful or as paired back as you wish!
I make something for a kids room out of clay, so I thought why not? I’ve been meaning to make a wall hanging for Frankie’s room for a while now, and some autumn toned rainbows seemed just the ticket! It was so easy to make this wall hanging, and once I got the hang of these rainbows I realised there are so many options and variations for these. Like my last project I used Sculpey polymer clay, so simple!
Supplies needed to make your own Rainbow DIY Clay Magnets
Baking Sheet and Oven
Begin by choosing your rainbow colors. You can stick to traditional colors, or vary it up by making a muted rainbow with creams and light pinks, or an ombre rainbow with shades of the same color of clay. Once you have your colors, work the clay to get it soft, then roll the clay into long 1/8″ thick ropes.
Next, lay the ropes next to each other in rainbow order to create a long rainbow strip. Cut this strip into 4″ long sections and bend the pieces to form the rainbow shape.
Use the X-acto knife to trim the ends of the rainbow. Then repeat to make as many rainbow DIY clay magnets as you like.
Once they are all formed, place the rainbows on the baking sheet and bake at 275F for 15 minutes. Let cool, then use a hot glue gun to attach the magnets to the back of the rainbow.
So easy and so cute! How perfect would these be to make as gifts too?! You could even make a whole assortment of themed magnets. Like a cloud, raindrop, sun, etc to go along with the rainbows! And while I am an adult and had fun with this project, it is also perfect for kids. They can create any design they want, then you can help them bake them and glue on the magnets.