Thursday, April 3, 2014

Toddler Craft: Nautical Magnets

Lately one of little A's favorite things to do is to paint with watercolors. I found the cutest little wooden shapes at Michaels for $0.29 each and they take watercolors quite well :) I love this craft because it can be displayed without taking up a ton of space and it also serves a purpose on the fridge. 

Wooden shapes of your choice 
Magnets* (I used Neodymium rare earth kind, but any variety at your craft store will work)
Glue (I used Elmer's probond advanced non-toxic glue)
Watercolors and brushes 

*NEVER leave a toddler alone with magnets, the magnets are meant to be glued on with adult supervision only.

1.Have your child paint the wooden shapes with the watercolors...if you have a younger child you may need to help them fill in all the bare spots. 

2. Allow watercolors to dry for a couple hours. Add a dollop of glue to the center of the back of the shapes, place magnet on to and allow to set for 24-48 hours. 

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