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I mentioned we are making fish extender (FE) gifts for our cruise. Although the cruise is a surprise, Lil’ J loves to craft, so she’s happily participating in helping me make different things for this gift exchange she has no idea about.

Mickey Mouse Magnet Craft Idea

So yes, first, more on the details of fish extenders. You can read all about it here. But long story short, it’s a gift exchange between Disney Cruise cabin members. People hang decorated pockets outside their cabin door on little “fish extender” hooks and them people deliver gifts to one another.

I’m not much of a crafter so I immediately thought I’d just order all of the gifts off Etsy.

It started that way, I ordered mini Disney tote bags to collect seashells or other goodies in, and some Mickey soap. But then I joined a Fish Extenders Facebook group and kept seeing other great ideas that seemed easy enough to try and add to our little gift bags.

I starting with these DIY Disney Mickey Magnets. They’re inexpensive, and super easy, Lil’ J made these with me with little assistance.

What you’ll need:

Mickey Mouse Magnet Craft Idea

-Scrapbook paper we found ours at Hobby Lobby in the single sheet section (way less than buying a whole book) but if you want variety you can get a full book of paper.
Clear glass gems/ mosaic circles. Mine are about 1.5in but the smaller 1” ones work well too.
Modge Podge
Sponge brush
Small round magnets
Hot glue (or E6000)
-Scissors

Step 1

Mickey Mouse Magnet Craft Idea

Position the glass bead over the scrapbook paper and trace it around the spot you’d like to be the center of your magnet.

Step 2

Are you ready for this easy DIY Disney Mickey Magnets Tutorial? An easy fish extender gift idea for kids that they can help make as well.

Mickey Mouse Magnet Craft Idea

Cut the paper out.

Step 3

Are you ready for this easy DIY Disney Mickey Magnets Tutorial? An easy fish extender gift idea for kids that they can help make as well.

Barely tip the edge of the sponge brush into the Modge Podge. Add a thin layer to the back of the gem. A little goes a long ways.

Step 4

Are you ready for this easy DIY Disney Mickey Magnets Tutorial? An easy fish extender gift idea for kids that they can help make as well.

Place the piece of paper face down onto the modge podge. Press firmly and smooth out any bubbles. Let dry.

Step 5

Are you ready for this easy DIY Disney Mickey Magnets Tutorial? An easy fish extender gift idea for kids that they can help make as well.

Add another thin layer of Modge Podge over the back of the scrapbook paper. Let dry.

Step 6

Are you ready for this easy DIY Disney Mickey Magnets Tutorial? An easy fish extender gift idea for kids that they can help make as well.

Trim the extra paper off around the edges. I found it easier to do this holding the bead right-side up.

Step 7

Mickey Mouse Magnet Craft Idea

Glue a small round magnet to the back of the gem, using just a dab of E6000. I tried using hot glue at first but it didn’t stay. Pressing firmly with E6000 did the trick.

Are you ready for this easy DIY Disney Mickey Magnets Tutorial? An easy fish extender gift idea for kids that they can help make as well.

And you’re done!

Adorable Disney magnets to make as stocking stuffers, add to gift bags, or use as fish extender gifts! Get your little crafters involved and make some magical memories together as you create these!

Mickey Mouse Magnet Craft Idea

Are you ready for this easy DIY Disney Mickey Magnets Tutorial? An easy fish extender gift idea for kids that they can help make as well.

What do you think? Did we do ok?


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Amber says:

Super cute!! How did you make the bags?

Jessica says:

Thank you for the great walk through. We just finished making ours and they turned out great!

Jennifer says:

I’m so glad it worked out! Have fun on your trip!

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