Christmas Bear Magnets

Oh yes.  The holidays will be here soon!  Just heard on the radio a reminder that we just have 2 months until Christmas Day!  That’s eight weeks, folks!  As a crafty person, this is my busy time of year!  So let’s get crackin’!

Today, I’m going to show you how to make some cute Christmas Bear Magnets!

diy christmas bear joy magnets

For this project I used:

Bread Dough:
2 cups of flour
1/2 cup of salt

Other supplies:
Acrylic Paint
Clear coat varnish or Mod Podge
1″ x 2″ wood pieces (3)
glitter in red and green
Hot glue, white glue

diy christmas bear joy magnets

Mix flour and salt together in a bowl and add water gradually, mixing with your hands until you have a dough consistency. It should not be sticky. If so, add a bit of flour.

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diy christmas bear joy magnets

Now for the fun part.  Make an 1 -1/2″ diameter ball, and top it with a 1″ ball.  Roll out the legs. Attach the legs to the body using a drop of water to adhere the two pieces. Add the arms the same way. Create ears and a nose by forming smaller balls, shaping them and adding with a drop of water. The girl bear needs a bow for her hair.  Of course.

diy christmas bear joy magnets

All pieces are then put on a pan that is covered with aluminum foil and baked in a 300 degree oven for about 3 hours.  Be sure to turn the pieces over when they are about half way done to ensure that the bottom cooks all the way.

Your house will smell pretty darn awesome by the way.

Allow pieces to cool completely before painting.  Unfortunately, I allowed mine to cool at “dog level” and by the time I realized it, my dog Ralph ate one of my bears.

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Looking pretty guilty there, Ralph…

But I’m nothing but resilient.  My original plan of having the bears spell out “NOEL” was going to have to change due to Ralph’s appetite.  We will just have to go with “JOY”!

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