Father’s Day Craft: Matchbox Picture Magnets

Matchbox Magnets from PBS Parents

Fridge magnets are a great way to remind dads how much they are loved!  The bonus is that they are really easy to make too.  Here are a set of easy to follow directions from PBS Parents on how your kids can make the perfect Fathers’ Day gift.


  • empty matchbox
  • photograph(s)
  • Modge Podge (optional)
  • glue or a glue stick
  • magnets or magnetic tape
  • scissors (optional)
  1. Find or take a picture that you intend to use for your magnet. Cut the picture to fit the surface of the matchbox. We took photographs and printed them on matte paper for an extra polished look.
  2. Glue or modge podge your picture to the matchbox. We also painted a coat of modge podge on top of the pictures to protect them.
  3. Let the box dry. Then glue a magnet or stick a piece of magnetic tape to the back.

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