Use your magnets to make messages or create shapes.  This would be a fun handmade gift for hanging up notes, lists etc. on a fridge or board.


Kid Artwork Magnets from (Crafts & activities for kids)

  • Self adhesive magnetic sheets
  • Scissors
  • Child’s artwork (Be sure to ask them before using the artwork for this purpose or have them make something specifically for this activity.)
  • Ruler and pencil


  • Remove the sticky back from your magnet sheet and place your artwork on top. (With the blank side sticking to the magnet sheet.)
  • Flip it over (drawing on the magnetic side lightly with your pencil) and make a grid with your ruler and pencil.  The easiest way to do this is to make the rows and columns the width of your ruler.

Kid Artwork Magnets from (Crafts & activities for kids)

  • Cut along your lines to make squares.

Kid Artwork Magnets from (Crafts & activities for kids)

  • Arrange your squares on your fridge, whiteboard, cookie sheet or any metal surface to make letters or shapes.

Kid Artwork Magnets from (Crafts & activities for kids)

  • OR put it in a small box, tie on a ribbon and give it to a friend!


  • Re-imagining items
  • Beginning to understand that magnets are attracted to metal surfaces

Safety Notes

  • Magnets can be dangerous if consumed, therefore this is not an activity recommended for children 0-3 or those that tend to put things into their mouths.  Use with direct adult supervision and be sure to seek immediate medical attention if consumption occurs.
  • Use scissors with care and adult supervision.
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