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April 18, 2012

on April 18, 2012

Look what I did:

Magnet Board

I made a magnet board.  I saw the idea on Pinterest ~ Nick & Kate ~ about making a magnet board from an oil drip pan.  Awesome idea.  I found the pan, and used contact paper to cover the logo with an Eric Carle sun to match the Hungry Caterpillar theme we have in the play room and hung it with the 3M Command Strips.

The girls were so excited.  Both of them!  The first letter that was put on the newly mounted magnet board was the letter T – for Teagan!  Teagan found it and carried it over herself.

Letters in progress

Teagan had a great time running (NO! Walk!) from the kitchen to the playroom getting all the magnets from the fridge.  We don’t really let them in the kitchen, so they really can’t play with the alphabet letters.

Showing Ashlin letters

Ashlin crawled over to check it out.

It sticks!

Teagan wasn’t sure if Ashlin should play with it, it was her toy after all.  I explained that it was for both of them, so they could both play with the letters.  That seemed to help her want to share.  Asking Teagan to find the A for Ashlin helped too.

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7 responses to “April 18, 2012

  1. Lori says:

    Lori G* commented on your post.

    Lori wrote: “What a fantastic idea! Good job, Lisa. : )”

  2. Kate says:

    This is such a great idea! I need to hire you to make cool stuff for my kid. Did you buy the pan somewhere? Since our fridge is stainless I feel like G is missing out on the fun of magnets.

    • lisasff says:

      Pinterest is so helpful in these neat things! Google is also great if you have the grain of the idea. Someone else probably has already thought of it for you.

      I found the oil drip pan at auto-zone. I’m sure NAPA or any auto-parts type store, maybe Walmart, would have one. I brought a magnet with me to make sure it would work. The pan was about $10… and the velcro hangers another $5 or so…

      Now I don’t need to let the kiddos in the kitchen, where we have too many non-baby-proofed cabinets…

    • lisasff says:

      I had felt the same way, as we keep the girls out of the kitchen for the most part… We only child-proofed the sink cabinet where the poisons are, not the cabinets with breakables and food stuffs we don’t want all over the floor…

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