Hand-Painted Penguin Magnets

diy painted penguin magnet

So while everyone’s out coloring Easter eggs or otherwise preparing for tomorrow, I’m making penguin magnets. I happen to think penguins are appropriate for any holiday. These little guys are hand-painted on small, wooden discs I found at Joann. I’m not really sure what you’re supposed to make with them besides awesome refrigerator magnets.

Supplies:

1″ and 2″ round, wooden discs
Acrylic paint
Acrylic sealer
Roll of magnetic tape (or small magnets + glue)
Pencil and variety of brushes
diy painted penguin magnet
Sketch out your design in pencil. I went with penguins because they’re cute and easy to draw over and over again.
diy painted penguin magnet
Paint the body of the penguin and the sides of the magnet a dark gray.
diy painted penguin magnet
Fill in everything else with two coats of white paint.

diy painted penguin magnet
Add in the feet and beak; I mixed orange and yellow ochre to get this color.
diy painted penguin magnet
Outline the penguin using black paint and a detail brush. These lines don’t have to be perfect; you can always touch them up. Once the paint is dry and you’re happy with the design, coat the magnet in a layer or two of acrylic sealer. Let dry for a few hours.
diy painted penguin magnet
Attach a small piece of magnet tape to the back.
diy painted penguin magnet