Sunday, March 27, 2011

Magnetic Tree

Quite awhile ago we made these magnetic felt shapes to display and play with on our fridge. They have been getting a bit old and boring so today we created something a bit different to make the fridge front interesting again.
We re purposed our painted leaves from the sorting activity we made recently and some sticks collected on a walk through our local park to make something simple but fun.


* magnets
(for the leaves we used advertisement magnets collected from junk mail and cut into strips, and for the sticks we bought a pack of 6 stronger magnets from our local dollar shop).
* craft glue
* sticks
* leaves
* paint

Using glue we attached magnets to the reverse side of our painted leaves. Try to choose leaves that are either flat or curl forward, ones that curve back wont stick very well unless you are using strong magnets.

We attached our larger magnets to our sticks using plenty of glue (a hot glue gun would work best).

Bubble loved creating trees on the fridge with her new 'toy'. The combinations are endless, you could use all sorts of sticks in different shapes and sizes and a variety of leaves as well.
Maybe you could create a magnetic version of the leaf matching tree we made last year.

As an added bonus it also looks good and brightens up the kitchen.
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  1. I love the idea! It'll pretty up the fridge, and keep them busy while I cook! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I love this idea!! Can't wait to try it with my nature loving kids :-)

  3. I absolutely adore this idea! I will use this in my class and post it with a link to you in the next month. This is brilliant! WOW!

  4. This post has been featured in this week's High paw! :) We decided to go with a theme Spring fun for toddlers theme and this fits perfectly!

    Thanks for participating and hope to see you again!

  5. Wow great idea! we will try it too.
    I just got to know your blog! And I love it. It's the same way we are working.
    Thank you a lot.