Keyboard MagnetsJuly 7, 2012 11:28 am Crafts, Green Crafting, Home Decor, Mod Podge
By Paper Crafts Contributor, Lauren Romano.
I have two old keyboards that I never use and there’s no way I’m going to just toss them in the trash. If you’re dealing with the same predicament of having a few keyboards you feel bad about throwing out but you have no idea what to do with them, turn their keys into magnets. It’s super simple and will take you minutes to do. It’s also a fun project to do with the kids.
What you’ll need:
Step 1. Use a damp paper towel to go over the top of the keyboard keys and get off some of the dust.
Step 2. Standard keyboard keys are more difficult to remove than laptop keyboard keys so this is where a spoon comes in. Put the tip of a spoon under one corner of the key you want to take off, then cup your other hand over the key as you use the spoon to pop it off. Putting your hand over it is necessary; I didn’t do it the first time and the key flew across the room and hit my dog in the head.
Step 3. When you pop off the keys you want, use the damp paper towel to wipe them down.
Step 4. Peel off the backing from a single round self-adhesive magnet, then press it onto the back of the keyboard key.
Optional step – If the magnet doesn’t stick well onto the key, put a drop of Mod Podge onto the back of it and press it down until it sticks, then give it at least a few hours to dry until you use it.
When you have all your keys done, use them to put number or letter combinations on the fridge. The kids will even have fun doing it and it’s a much more eco-friendly option than using the large colored letter magnets.