Guest blogger series: magnetic flower garden

by kath_red on 23/03/2011

in Guest Series 2011, Kids Crafts, Whip Up Tutorials

Today I want to welcome Helen Bird to whipup, Helen is the creator of Curly Birds, a blog dedicated to crafts for children. Her blog, and small line of children’s play accessories, are aptly named for her sweet, curly-haired twin girls.

How to Make a Magnetic Flower Garden
After planting a real garden outside, waiting for the flowers to grow can be more work for children than the actual gardening. For instant gardening success make a magnetic flower garden. Your kids can spend hours of imaginative play and maybe the wait for real garden to grow will not be so hard.

Black and White photograph enlarged to fit your fridge or other metal surface
Magnetic paper (available at office supply stores)
Flower pictures from magazines
Double-sided tape

Step 1. Cut out magazine pictures of flowers leaving a border around each flower
Step 2. Apply glue to the back of each picture and stick it to the magnetic paper
Step 3. When the glue has dried, carefully cut each flower out
Step 4. Attach black and white photograph to fridge with double-sided tape
Step 5. Arrange flowers on picture

I also made magnets from photographs of the girls – they were quite a hit!

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{ 9 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Stacy March 23, 2011 at 7:58 am

What a cute idea!


2 iHanna March 24, 2011 at 2:01 pm

Super cute indeed!


3 Helen March 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

Thank you so much, Kathreen, for asking me to contribute. We had so much fun making our garden!


4 kath_red March 27, 2011 at 12:16 am

Thank you Helen :)


5 Miss Muffin April 22, 2011 at 6:11 pm

What a fun idea!


6 Tina May 24, 2011 at 4:46 pm

What an amazing idea! Bookmarking now! Thanks


7 Melanie @ Whimsical Creations June 8, 2011 at 7:54 pm

What a cute idea!


8 CaRoLiNe June 26, 2011 at 10:30 pm

Oooo, what a great way to use up the bazillion meters of magnetic tape at the daycare! This would also be neat using silk flower heads, too.
(ps-got here via


9 CaRoLiNe June 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

haha, i’m silly…or tired…okay both…i’m still on whipup….


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