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We like to work with shapes a lot in our home. My daughter loves creating with shapes & I love watching her. Her imagination is flourishing & it is an amazing thing to see. We use these shapes to make abstract art, holiday crafts & we even use them for imagination play in the bath. Last night, my daughter came across a photo of shape magnets for kids in one of her kid’s magazines.. Her eyes automatically lit up. “Mama, I want these.” My eyes lit up too when I realized that I could make them myself at home.
Foam Shape Magnets
What you will need:
Cut several different shapes in different sizes out of the foam. I use foam a lot for crafts, so I luckily had a big bag of scraps left over.
Cut several pieces of magnets and set them aside.
Use a glue gun to glue the magnet pieces to the back of the foam pieces & let the glue dry.
Put your shapes on the refrigerator & let your child go.
This was a fantastic activity for her. She was so excited & happy as she created pictures out of her shapes. She showed me each one & told me the story about each creation.
This one was a milkshake with a straw.
She worked on her tippy toes to form this one, which was a girl flying a kite at night.
This one was me holding an ice cream cone.
This kept her happy & entertained up until bedtime.
The magnets were pretty simple to make, but you can always purchase a set of shape magnets too. They would make a great gift for an imaginative toddler in your life.
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My girls are a fan foam shapes for the bath tub, too 😉