Magnetic Face Fun!
by Shannon McMath
Spending time doing arts and crafts is always fun but making something that you can use after craft time is over makes it so much more special. This Magnetic Make a Face craft will get your child’s creativity flowing while making it and will continue to let them explore with the finished project.
Because it’s magnetic, the pieces won’t be as easily lost and by using clear contact paper to “laminate” them, it can be used over and over again. Pull it out for your child to play with to help keep boredom at bay on those rainy winter days!
What You Need:
- Cookie Sheet (make sure magnets will adhere to it first - not aluminum!)
- Clear Contact Paper
- Construction Paper
- White Copy Paper
- Magnetic Tape
- Dry Erase Markers
What You Do:
- The first step is to get your child busy making face parts. Give her the construction paper and markers and tell her to draw eyes, noses, mouths, hair, and ears. She can be as silly as she wants. Make sure she draws several sets to allow for greater variety of combinations.
- While the parts are being drawn, your job is to tack down the white copy paper to the cookie sheet with a little bit of tape on the corners. After you have it secure, carefully cover it all with the clear contact paper, making a surface that dry erase markers can be used on.
- When your child is finished drawing the face parts have her use the scissors to cut them out. If she is too young to do this successfully, you’ll need to do this step.
- Now it’s time to make the pieces a little more durable by laminating them with the clear contact paper. Seal the face parts between two sheets of the contact paper and trim them out.
- The final step is to apply a small piece of the magnetic tape to the backside of the face pieces. When playing with the Magnetic Make a Face you child can use the dry erase markers to draw a head and/or add specific details while adding the magnetic pieces to make some super silly faces!
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