Note: This would NOT be a great project with very young children as they could swallow the magnets. Mine are all old enough to handle it, but do be careful with the magnets!
I have three beautiful, smart, amazing children. But so far, at least two of those three have a tough time with spelling (I’m holding out hope for my youngest . . . surely she’s got to have a few spelling genes!) As someone who’s always been able to spell (well, at least most of the time . . .) I just don’t get it, and, if you have a child who struggles with spelling, you know my frustration.
So, I’m always looking for new ways to make spelling more fun at our house. (Because, it’s really, really, not. fun. at. all. In fact, if you or have a kiddo who doesn’t naturally spell, my heart soooooo goes out to you; I wish I could give you a hug right now!) A friend of mine though saw a cute idea on how to make photo magnets over on Pinterest, so I decided we could make a few magnets using letters to make spelling time a little more fun at our house!
For the record, my sweet husband isn’t a natural speller either, and now he’s an engineer. SURELY we’ll survive this spelling thing, right?
Here’s what we used . . .
I found the glass discs in the floral department at Hobby Lobby for $2.99. The magnets were also at Hobby Lobby, and then I just used my Cricut Cutter to create letters. (You could also purchase stickers which would have been much easier, I just couldn’t find any that I liked!) The best glue to use is E-6000, and while I also cut the circles with the Cricut, you may be able to find a 1 inch punch (or cut quite a few by hand!) Walmart had the baking sheets for just $2.99, and they have a perfect little circle at the top to tie the ribbon in.
Have you made any fun crafts this week? Check out my favorite ideas over on Pinterest (you can follow me under ppennypincher if you’d like to get started . . . I love that place!) If you have a blog and have done a little fluffing in your home, I’d love to see it, so leave your link in the comments section. Also, if there’s a craft you’ve seen on a website that you’re hoping to make, feel free to share that link as well (I’m always looking for new ideas!)
Check out previous Friday Fluff Up projects and ideas . . . and Happy Fluffing.