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Thursday, January 11, 2018

Whimsical Wigs Magnets

Hello Makers!

Today I have a silly, but fun, project; refrigerator wig magnets. These fun little wig magnets are fun to overlay over someone’s picture and give them different hairtyles. Ever wonder what dad looked like with long blond hair or with red head and pig tails? Wonder, no more. You can also use these wigs to figure out what you look like with a new hair cut, without committing. Or you can ask your your hairdresser, lol! These fun little magnets are made using Makin’s Clay® White, Black and Earth Tones clay.


  • Makin's Clay®– White, Black, Earth Tones 
  • Makin's Professional® Cutting Mat
  • Makin's Professional® Roller and Cutter Set
  • Scissors
  • Precision Knife
  • Acrylic paint; Raw Umber
  • Memento Luxe Ink - Love Letter, Dandelion
  • VersaMagic Dew Drop; Red Brick
  • Glue
  • Magnets
  • White card stock paper
  • Sculpey Satin clay sealer

Determine the pictures you will use. The example images I used are of our Makin’s Clay® Design team…aren’t we adorable? I used a standard wallet size picture, which measures 3.5 x 3 inches. Some images varied slightly in order to keep original proportions.

Using tracing paper, overlay the paper over the image and draw the hair. It does not have to be precise. If you use candid images, the size will vary anyway. To get some inspiration take a look at images of hairstyles on internet. 

Roll out the clay with clay roller to about the size of the wig image and ¼ inch in thickness. It does have to be evenly flat, as the matter fact, it’s best that it is not, it makes it look organic.

Place plastic over the clay. The plastic will help make smooth lines, and allow the stylus to glide.

Place the tracing paper over the plastic.

Using a stylus, trace the image. This will make indentions into the clay.

Remove the tracing paper, leave the plastic over the clay and continue to draw hair line.

Cut out the hair with scissors or precision knife. Once all the wigs are completed, let them cure for 24 hours.

Here are the wigs in their raw state. They all will be painted, except for the black one. The brown and blond wigs were made using shades from the Earth Tones multi-pack.

Paint wig with Raw Umber. Wipe the paint off from the raised areas, leaving paint in the crevices. This adds dimension to the wigs.

Paint the wigs. I used pigment inks, used in rubber stamping. If you use ink; be sure to heat set the ink using a crafting heating tool. This will keep the ink from rubbing off. I used Memento Luxe Dandelion on the blond wigs, Memento Luxe Love and VersaMagic Dew Drop on the Red Brick on the red wig.

Seal the clay

Glue the magnet on the wig.

Print images on card stock paper.

Cut out images and glue the magnet or tape onto refrigerator.

Give dad, brother, mom that new hairdo and have fun!

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