Make Your Own Magnetic Alphabet Toy
Magnetic Alphabets Toys are a great way to introduce letters to young children, but they run about $10.00 and up at toy stores. Here’s a way to make your own magnetic alphabet toy using nothing but old advertising magnets and leftover letter stickers.
I happen to always have lots of letter stickers on hand from my sister’s scrapbooking projects. If you don’t, check out the dollar store. They usually have several styles of alphabet stickers available. If you chose a pack with a border, this project will go a lot quicker.
By the way, this is a great project for parent child craft time.
Step 1: Wipe the top of each advertising magnet and allowed it to dry. This insures the stickers will grip well.
Step 2: Place the glue side of each sticker onto a magnet. Try to get as many stickers as you can on each magnet. Pat the sticker down well.
Step 3: Using a scissors, trim the excess magnet from around the edge of each sticker.
Important: Choking hazard! Do not make this toy for children under three or children older than three who may still mouth objects.