Magnet Games

My daughter is constantly upset in the car because she does not like to sit still for more than 2 minutes at a time. Knowing that my house seems to be exactly 30 minutes from anywhere I want to go I came up with these super cute magnetic games for her to use in the car.
I have one in my car and one in my husbands. I used metal DVD cases I had a specific look in my mind, something that was smaller that could close and keep all of the pieces inside. I found a place on-line called meritline that sold Tin DVD cases (I think it was 3 for $8.99) so far I have made 2 games, a farm game and an underwater game. Still thinking of what to do for the third case....zoo?, Seasonal tree(can add and remove leaves, flowers etc)?, Fishing game?, Any ideas?


They were a little work to make but so cute in the end. All of the images were silhouette downloads and I created the backdrop of each game and the outside title with sticker paper. The case was 5x7 so I created two identical backdrops. Print and cut each out then just peel and stick!

All of the pieces are made using their magnetic paper. These were a little bit tricker and you have to really slow the machine down to get them to cut all the way through and I had to cut around a few of them. Becareful if the magnets don't pop out easily DON'T forcet them, you will tear  them like I did the turtle. I just scotch taped his leg back on but after the work it was still upsetting.
The fences, animals, tractor, sun, clouds and barn are all removable and I was able to cut all of the pieces for both games onto 2 magnetic sheets! You have to get creative on placement, but it is possible.


Here are some pictures of her using them in the car.




I mirrored the image before printing on this one.


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9 comments:

Kimbo West @ a girl and a glue gun said...

i featured this today on my blog

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Jessica said...

These are so cute! I love the barn and ocean themed ones. A zoo would be really fun or what if you did a Princess or pirate one?
I need to make some of these for my daughter. Such a great idea, thanks for sharing!

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April said...

Cute! What a great idea!

Autum said...

I love this! I'm definitely making some for my granddaughter. Thanks for the wonderful idea!!

Stasha Simon said...

I think one with the important people in her life would be cool: parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, sitters, and the location could be something that is in her daily life--a park, your house, etc.

Megan said...

You are so brilliant! What a great idea!

Tanya Banana said...

how awesome! thanks for the idea. for the 3rd one you could make a bible story one to take to church.

janelle stubbs said...

maybe I'm not thinking right, but did you print the images on paper and then put them on the magnet paper? How did you get the background on sticker paper? Did you print it straight from your printer onto the sticker paper? I don't know why I can't figure this out. These are so cute and I really would love to make some!

Liz H said...

Silhouette sells magnets that have printable paper on them you put the magnet "paper" into the printer then cut out the images with the silhouette machine

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