These magnets are some of Lily's favorite toys right now. As I was preparing for a long car trip, I decided to come up with a way to let Lily play with the magnets in the car.
It worked like a charm - more on that later.
I bought these two magnetic dry erase boards for $6 each.
The magnetic boards were 9 inches by 12 inches, so I cut 2 pieces of felt 9.5 inches by 12.5 inches. (I got the stiff felt because it was bigger, but I'm sure any kind would work that was the right size) These were to glue to boards on to.
I also cut 2 pieces of felt the same size (9.5 x 12.5) but cut out a smaller 8.5 x 11.5 square from the center. This left me two rectangular "borders" of felt. This was to put on top of the board to create a nice border around the edges.
I added velcro and hot glue gunned both boards into place.
Voila! I have a easily accessible magnetic board that is perfect for on-the-go magnet fun. I can open it up so she has 2 surfaces, or fold it so the magnetic boards are on either side, allowing for 2 sides of fun (for even more compact spaces.)
When she gets older I can bring along a dry erase marker and tissue and she will have an easily accessible writing surface!