Make Your Own Magnetic Word Kit

Magnetic fun for all ages that can also be educational!

One of the best things about this craft is seeing what the kids come up with!

What is it about refrigerators that make them such a magnet for kids? (Ha, no pun intended.) Maybe it’s because I spend so much time in the kitchen, but our kids loved playing with magnets almost from the moment they were old enough to stand up.

This craft results in something fun (and perhaps even a little bit educational) for kids of all ages. You can cut out individual letters to build words and help teach your kids their ABCs or let them go wild and create their own magnetic poetry. So what if the fridge ends up looking like a ransom note?

What you’ll need:
• Magnetic tape or magnetic sheets (available at craft stores)
• Old magazines
• Scissors

1. Go through your stack of magazines and pick out cool-looking letters or short words.

2. Trim the letters or words to size and stick firmly to the magnet (ours had an adhesive side).

3. Don’t forget the “connector” words! They might not be as fun, but if you want to create whole sentences you’ll need some ifs, ands and buts (among others). Some punctuation might be good too.

That’s it. Wasn’t that easy? Stick your new set of magnets on the fridge (or any other magnetic surface for that matter) and see what kind of literary gems your family creates.

Andrea Tomkins is a mother of two imps, and wife of one. You can follow her adventures on her blog, a peek inside the fishbowl, where she’s been writing about family life since 1999. She’ll be sharing a great new craft idea here at every Friday.

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