Thursday, 24 March 2011

Friends and family fridge magnets

Still on the theme of 'things to make whilst stuck at home with small spotty people' come these:



Friends and family fridge magnets. 

I recently saw this amazing thing in my local stationary shop:



Sticky magnetic tape. It may not look like much but my word, the exciting possibilities. 

At the same time, my older daughter's confidence in - and enjoyment of - drawing has noticeably increased of late. We decided to draw some pictures of ourselves and some friends and one thing lead to another. Before you could say Lesley Judd I was reaching for some sticky back plastic and the magnetic tape and these were born.





Just draw straight onto card, or back the paper with card. Cover with sticky back plastic, stick a smallish piece of the magnetic tape to the back and you have yourself a bespoke fridge magnet.




The artist and her baby sister. Not a bad likeness actually.
This would be me.
We made some as a gift for a family with a new baby:



Halfway through the drawing process it was decreed that this was in fact a family of aliens, hence the many red arms and legs. 

A great personalised present I think, after all who amongst us does not love a fridge magnet?






12 comments:

  1. Ooh, magnetic tape! These are great. xxx

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  2. Daughter no.1 draws better than I do.
    (Thank you Central Saint Martin's...)

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  3. And you should see the performance piece she did the other day ; )

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  4. Great idea! It is always fun to see little people's drawings!

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  5. I LOVE children's drawings.....so many creative ways to put them on display...love this!

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    Blessings,

    Joy

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  6. I love this! and what great drawings :)

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  7. Adorable! And think of the fun seeing them in years when the babes are bigger!

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  8. What a great idea. I'm inspired.

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  9. We adore magnetic tape, duck tape, and adhesive velcro. Very sweet and lovely!
    -Kanesha

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  10. I have seen you in MadebyJoel and i am charmed with this idea...we play very much in the magnetic slate.
    http://pintalaluna.blogspot.com/2011/02/tallers-infantils.html

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  11. children's drawings crack me up. i wish isi drew, he's never drawn anything in his life. maybe one day he'll pick up a pen and he'll be some kind of child prodigy. one can dream. x

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a year above the shop

a year above the shop