The flea market has been literally packed with boxes of comic books lately. Sure there are some collectible books for sale, but there’s an overabundance of older comic books that aren’t worth a ton of money, and those are the ones I’m after. I had a bit of fun making these superhero inspired magnets: Superman, Spiderman, Batman, Captain America, and yes, even Robin.
And who can resist those sound effect words: WHOMP – WHAM – WHACK! So after skimming through quite a few old comic books, I selected a handful of speech bubbles, sound effects and superhero faces to come up with these easy to make comic book magnets.
I don’t know if you’ve tried using these little Mod Podge Acrylic Shapes called “Podgeables” yet, but I love them! I’ve made several projects with them already. You can see links to those at the end of this post.
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As always, a full printable supply list and instructions are at the end of this post.
For this project you will need the following supplies:
Go through your comic books and look for superhero faces, speech bubbles that you like and of course, those ever famous sound effect words!
Place an acrylic shape over the part you want to use and trace around it.
Keep each one together so that you know which one goes with which!
When you cut out the pieces, cut inside the tracing lines a bit so that they fit neatly on the back of the acrylic shape.
Apply a thin layer of Mod Podge to the FRONT of the comic book cut-out. Press it to the BACK of the acrylic shape. If you need to reposition it, do it right away. it will start to dry pretty quickly. Be sure to press firmly to make sure there’s no air bubbles.
Turn the acrylic shapes over, add a little dollop of Mod Podge to a magnet and press it firmly to the back of the acrylic. Let them dry completely before using.
NOTE: I don’t add the magnets with hot glue because if the magnet gets knocked off the fridge, the likelihood of the magnet coming off with hot glue is very high. I speak from experience! The Mod Podge holds much better.
Hope you like them, I thought they came out really fun! Would be a great gift for a superhero or comic fan, or a unique Father’s Day gift.
More crafts with acrylic shapes
My friend Amy, over at Mod Podge Rocks has this awesome tutorial for Comic Book Coasters too, so don’t miss it!