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Completed ladybug fridge magnets holding up pictures and child paintings on a fridge


Fridge art is a great place for a pop-up gallery. Why not hold your work in place with these cute ladybug fridge magnets?


1Gather your tools and materials

Below are all of the tools and materials you'll need to complete this project.

2Spray paint the bottle caps

You might need some help with this step. To paint our bottle caps, we chose a vibrant red paint that's made for metal. When using spray paint, be sure to wear gloves and a mask. Use your spray paint in a well ventilated area. You might even be able to go outside. Get mum or dad to help with the spray painting task. Once you've sprayed the bottle tops, leave the paint to dry.

3Bring your ladybugs to life

Give your ladybugs some personality. Use your sharpie to draw on a face, wings and some spots. Draw a semi-circle for the face, a line down the centre creates wings and then add some spots. 

4Attach the magnets

Use superglue to attach magnets to the bottle top ladybugs. Get a grown up to help with this part of the project. 

Superglue being applied to the back of a magnet by a Bunnings team member wearing protective gloves

5Add goggle eyes

Use a paddle pop stick to apply some PVA glue to the back of each goggle eye and stick it to the bottle top.

6Put the ladybugs on your fridge

They look cute and are the perfect family pet, which will be right at home on the fridge.

Health & Safety

Please make sure you use all equipment appropriately and safely when following the advice in these D.I.Y. videos. You need to be familiar with how to use equipment safely and follow the instructions that came with the equipment. If you are unsure, you may feel it is safest to consult an expert, such as the manufacturer or an expert Bunnings Team Member.

Grave health hazards are linked to asbestos, which may be in homes built up to 1990. Health hazards may result from exposure to lead-based paints in older materials and copper chromium arsenic (CCA) treated timber. For information on the dangers of asbestos, lead-based paint and CCA treated timber and tips for dealing with these materials contact your local council's Environmental Health Officer. You can also use a simple test kit from Bunnings to indicate the presence of lead-based paint.