- Age Guideline: 6 Years and Up
- Time Required: 30 minutes (Does not include drying time)
The above age and time guidelines are estimates. This project can be modified to suit other ages and may take more or less time depending on your circumstances.
- Inkjet Magnetic Sheets (Compare Prices)
- Plain Paper
- Magnetic Poetry Word List (Optional)
- Small, Candy Tin (such as Altoids mint tin container)
- Clear Acrylic Sealer
- Paint Brush
Download my magnetic poetry word list or you can create your own using your imagination or my suggestions above. If you type up your own magnetic poetry words, you should double space the lines and leave enough space between words so you can cut them out easily. Don't forget to add plenty of common nouns, verbs, pronouns, and conjunctions to your word list.
Once the word list is ready, print a test page on regular paper and proof read it. If it looks good, print it out on the magnet sheet. Let the ink dry, and then spray your magnet sheet with a few very light coats of the clear acrylic spray, letting it dry between coats. This will help seal the printer ink, just make sure they are very light coats of the spray sealer.
While you are waiting for your magnet sheet to dry, you can paint your Altoid Mint or candy tin. Once that paint is completely dry, spray the dry tin with a few coats of clear acrylic spray. You can also leave the Altoid tin as-is if you prefer or decorate it with other items you have.
Use a pair of scissors scissors to carefully cut out the words and/or letters you printed on the magnet sheet. Cut out a row first, and then each individual word or letter. Place your magnetic words in the tin for safe keeping!
Your magnetic poetry words can be used on a refrigerator, locker, or even a cookie sheet. You can store your magnets in the tin or even use the metal tin to play with the letters because they will stick to it. One nice thing about this project is that you can constantly add to it and change it if you like. Enjoy!