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 childrenâ€™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
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 â€“ they were quite a hit!