Thursday, April 19, 2012

Earth Magnets

Earth Day is a time to celebrate and share in the joy of all things related to nature.  To help us keep this frame of mind all year round, we decided to make Earth shaped magnets that we can stick on the refrigerator.  I wanted to use some leftover bleeding tissue paper that we had from coloring eggs, so I found some paper plates and a water bottle to begin our project.  You managed to place some tissue paper on the trimmed plates, but mostly wanted to "squirt" the water at all times


Trying really hard to squirt the water yourself!



After they dried, we peeled off the tissue paper. The coloring wasn't as dark as I would have like, so we decided to leave the paper on the other two and cover them with contact paper.  We glued a couple of magnets on the back and placed them on the refrigerator!  A beautiful reminder of the Earth each and every day!



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9 comments:

  1. Those are really cute. I love the idea!

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    1. Thank you! We had a lot of fun making them. :)

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  2. Love using tissue paper and water for art projects with little ones! Love how you turned this into a magnet!

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    1. Thanks so much! He sooo wished he could operate the water bottle all by himself! :)

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  3. They turned out beautiful! And simple enough for a toddler. Way to go, Mama! Thanks for joining us at the Kids Co-Op this week. :)

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    1. Aww, thanks! There for a while he got a little carried away with the tissue paper, but he had a blast! I'm glad that I could be a part of the Co-op!

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  4. Enjoying your ideas! Brendan liked the chicken sensory tray. Your little one is growing so fast! He's so cute!

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    1. Thanks so much Sherry! Grady like that one too! I can't believe how fast they grow up...your little ones are adorable too.

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  5. Oooh how cute that you added some magnets! Lovely! Great keepsake!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy & Alissa

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