January Family Studio Recap: Magnets

At Family Studio this past Saturday we had fun making magnets!...Fridge magnets to be specific. It was so easy; you can do the same thing at home to make fun, decorative pieces for your fridge. 

 You'll need: 

  • Paper        
  • Scissors or precut shapes         
  • Markers, crayons, colored pencils       
  • Magnetic tape 
Start by cutting your own shapes, or use precut ones in the shapes you like. You can put anything you want on your magnet. I saw some really creative things. One person used a rectangular shape to make a fish tank. Another folded a trapezoid to look like a paper airplane. You could make reminders of your new year resolutions to see all year, as well. There's no limit to how creative you can be. Keep in mind that it's better to decorate just one side. If you go with a 3D design, make sure you have a flat edge on the back for your magnetic tape. Once you're finished decorating, cut a small section of magnetic tape to stick to the back of your art work. If your piece is big, you may need to use a few pieces. Because the tape is rolled, it has a slight curve to it, so smaller pieces lay more flat. You can get magnetic tape at any craft store, as well as most hardware stores. 

How will you get creative with this project? Perhaps a magnetic calendar, or parts of a face to move around. You could even cut out trees and bushes to arrange into scenes. The possibilities are endless. 

If you made this craft with us, or at home, we would love to see it. Share your photos with us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram with #discoverthedixon and #familystudio. 

Family Studio is a free, drop-in art program for all ages. It happens the first Saturday of every month from 10:30am-12:30pm. Come create with us.

-Florence Brem, Children's Program Coordinator

Posted by Chantal Drake at 4:04 PM
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