Fair warning – I got a little picture happy on this one, but I had a good time. 😉
I went out to the mailbox this morning, and this is what I found. An advertising magnet that had already peeled apart in the elements. Normally this kind of thing would go straight in the trash, but I thought “Hey, I can do something with a magnet!”
First, I cut some shiny paper from the back of a used greeting card:
Take this opportunity to go wash your hands while the glue sets up a little, because if you’re anything like me, you just spread it with your finger. Then put the cut up card down on the glue and press down with something heavy:
And then here’s where you get creative. For me, I drew letter magnets with a permanent marker but feel free to do whatever you like.
Just cut out your designs and voila! Nearly free magnets for the kids. (Note: Make sure your child is not putting things in their mouth anymore, because these are not baby-proof) Happy crafting!