I have found that the crafts that work are the ones that are simplest. This might be because I have the patience of a kindergartener. I remember, actually, reading through recipes as a wee baker and going “Gaah!” at all the ones that required rising or baking for more than 30 minutes.
The bottle cap magnet experiment began with a totally SWEET idea–those neat-o, resin-filled caps with a little picture in the bottom. I may have mentioned this before, but after meticulously printing, choosing, and cutting sweet little pics and gluing them to the bottom of the cap, I failed to use measuring cups to put the two resin parts together–they come in a set, like this–and, well, those suckers never set. It was a sticky, goopy mess that sat on the rug for oh, a week, before I tearfully threw them out. Luckily, we had plenty bottle caps (weekly beer tastings–try it with your loved ones! Or your acquaintances!) so I flipped my idea and glued the magnet inside. Magnet success!
So, here is a tutorial for all of you would-be magnet makers who also simply do not have the time to get out measuring cups.
1. Assemble materials: E-6000 glue, bottle caps, and magnets.
2. Put a drop of glue into the bottom of a cap. Add magnet. Press.
3. Let dry for 1 night. (PATIENCE! Think of that episode of Family Guy where Stewie and Brian get
4. Apply to refrigerator.