There are tons of cute projects and I'm going to occasionally share some with you. Today, we are starting with cookie sheets. You've probably all seen the new metal magnet boards available in craft stores. They come unfinished and you can paint, stamp, or cover them with paper and then make fun, unique magnets to hold things such as pictures, homework, reminder notes, or even the family calendar.
Well, instead of purchasing the expensive metal magnetic boards, you can simply use a cookie sheet. You can even usually find them at the dollar store. Use scrapbook paper, stamps, stickers--really anything you would use on a scrapbook page and decorate it anyway you want. I've included a few pictures to get your imagination going.
To the right is a calendar that is completely magnetic. The months and numbers were just printed on cardstock, laminated and then attached to strips of magnet that were sticky on one side. You can find magnet like this on a roll at any craft store. Create fun pieces for birthdays, holidays, and other special occasions. You can store the pieces you aren't using on the back of the cookie sheet. If you want to paint your cookie sheet, use sandpaper to rough it up a bit so the paint will adhere better.
Altered art is a great activity to do with your kids. It's always fun to create something new from something old. Check back soon for more altered art projects.
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