Magnets are such a fun way to explore, and the possibilities are endless. You can make practically anything into a magnet. While perusing Pinterest, I came across a few magnet related ideas, and put them all together to make a giant magnet board. We have been having so much fun with this!
DIY Marble Run and Magnet Board
We used a wrapping paper roll, a paper towel roll, and a few toilet paper rolls. Gotta love upcycled craft supplies!
Once Rosie was done making the tubes pretty, it was time to attach magnet tape. Magnet tape can be found at any craft store, and is very inexpensive. I used super glue to attach the tape to the tubing, but you could also use a hot glue gun.
Time to test it out!
Rosie played with the marble run for quite a bit. She also loved using pom poms in place of marbles.
After all the marble run fun, I ventured around the house in search of objects to turn into magnets. I had remembered seeing pom pom magnets on Pinterest, and loved that they fostered imaginative play. I wanted to expand that idea and create a variety of different magnets that would foster imaginative play for Jewel and Rosie.
Pom Pom and heart magnets
Bugs, snakes, colored pasta, and pipe cleaners
There are so many ways for Jewel and Rosie to explore with these magnets. Here are a few examples of where their imaginations could lead them!
Popsicle house with pom pom windows
a Popsicle stick figure
There are so many other possibilities. So far, Rosie has had the bugs talking and kissing. She is just entering the stage of imaginative play, and I can not wait to see where these magnets lead her!
There are so many other magnets to create and explore with. The possibilities really are endless. This simple magnet board is sure to grow with Jewel and Rosie for a very long time!