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Nature Pins and Magnets

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Nature Pins and Magnet

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  • metal jar lids, well washed
  • craft glue or a low temperature glue gun (with adult supervision) and a pack of glue sticks
  • collected items from the outdoors: seeds, nuts, cones, lichens, dried fungus or flowers, interesting rocks or bark  (only collect bark that has fallen off the tree)
  • paper bag for collecting
  • pin backs or magnets from craft store
  • newspaper to protect work surface

1. Gather items for decorating the magnet or pin (suggested list above).
2. First cut out a circle of bark and glue a background inside the lid.
4. Then carefully arrange and glue each nature item inside the lid.
5. After the inside is completely dry, glue on the pin back or magnet on the back

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Amsel, Sheri. "Nature Pins and Magnets" Exploring Nature Educational Resource ©2005-2023. March 25, 2023
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