This time of year, we receive a lot of school notices and children’s birthday party invitations. Because of that, we often run out of refrigerator magnets. Thankfully, our craft cabinet was stocked with plenty of materials to make new magnets, like adorable Caterpillar Magnets, perfect for summer!
How to Make Caterpillar Magnets
These magnets are so easy for school-age children to make independently. They are perfect for holding birthday party invitations, school notices, and children’s artwork.
Materials and Directions:
- 1 inch wooden circles
- standard sized wooden clothespin
- hot glue and hot glue gun
- washable markers
- black permanent marker
- googly eyes
- magnetic tape
First, invite children to color the wooden circles with markers. Alternatively, kids could paint them, but sometimes it’s nice to have a little less cleanup!
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After the wooden circles are colored, invite your child to create a face for the caterpillar with googly eyes and the permanent marker. Attach the yarn to the back of the caterpillar’s head to create antennae.
Use hot glue to attach the wooden circles to the clothespin in the shape of a caterpillar.
Last, apply a strip of adhesive magnetic tape to the back of the clothespin.
Aren’t they cute? Perfect for hanging “kid stuff” on the refrigerator!
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