Here's what I did:
I purchased supplies from my local Hobby Lobby except for the glue which I got on Amazon. (links to items on Amazon are below if you don't have a local craft shop or prefer Amazon. For the most part, the Amazon prices were better, for the bottle caps, way better. I just wanted to do them right away, so I opted for local shop.)
I used the flattened bottle caps so I didn't have so much sticking out, and I liked that look better.
The magnetic board is from IKEA, here's the link on the IKEA site:
The glue I used is called Diamond Glaze. It worked for both gluing the paper circles inside of the bottle cap and also gluing the magnets on the back. (click the pic to see it on Amazon)
The E6000 glue would work well too:
I punched enough paper circles from the star paper for 32 magnets. Then put a dot of glue in the bottle cap and placed the paper inside. Then I added the number stickers. This pack is meant for making a calendar in scrapbooking, but worked perfectly for my purpose to have all the numbers I needed. Or, use a permanent marker and write them on yourself.
Once I let the glue on the paper set up a bit, I added the epoxy stickers over to finish the tops.
To add the magnet, I put some glue on the back of the bottle cap and set the magnet on. Then I went around the edge with a bead of glue like you would if you were calking.
Speaking from experience...don't lay them too close together to dry. The magnets attract and you may end up with a jumbled blog of mess... just saying... ;)
To section the board, I used washi tape, which worked so much better than the electrical tape I have used in the past. I used my label maker for the section labels. You could cutsify that part with a printed label in f a fun font. To hang the board, I used 3M Command hooks at the top and then at the bottom I used the Command strips alone attached directly to the board to keep it from flipping up as the students move their magnets.
Here are some more close up pictures of the finished
I only labeled the first box in each row to give some benchmark for students to find and to replace their magnets. I wasn't going to separate them into compartments, but my 9 year old said her teacher did it that way and that I had to do it that way to, so I did. ;)
Here are links to the supplies on Amazon, just click the pictures:
How do you take attendance or lunch count in your classroom?