Finger Print Magnets

A great Mother’s Day gift and a fun feature to stick on the fridge. A personalised fingerprint magnet is sure to make Mum smile

Skill Level


Time to Make

30 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Begin by tearing off a piece of air dry clay. Add a small amount of acrylic paint. Try testing a small piece of colour with your clay to see how it looks. We used the colours light blue and pink.
  2. If you are happy with the colour, go ahead and colour your air dry clay, then flatten between the palms of your hands.
  3. Use a cutter to shape your piece of model magic into a circle and smooth over the surface to get rid of any bumps.
  4. Once the surface is completely smooth, press your finger firmly into the clay, then remove gently. You should be left with a visible fingerprint.
  5. Now carefully turn over the clay and gently apply a self-adhesive magnetic disc to the back. Leave to dry for 24 hours.
  6. Once fully dry, write your name and age above the fingerprint on the front of your magnet with a black pen or marker.
  7. Finally, apply a small amount of PVA glue as a border for your magnet - use a glue stick if required - then sprinkle with glitter from a glitter shaker. Shake off any excess glitter and leave to dry.
  8. Repeat the process as many times as you require magnets for a Mother’s Day gift Mum will never forget!

Top Tip

These personalised fingerprint magnets make great gifts for dad, grandparents, friends and relatives.

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