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Saturday, April 9, 2011


My little girl loves to play with magnets while standing next to the fridge, so I decided to make her a bunch  using wooden animals I found at Hobby Lobby. 

These pre-painted animals couldn't be cuter!  They even have fuzzy noses (and in the tiger's case stripes) which makes them extra fun for my 1 year old to play with.  Each one was only 66 cents.

I just glued a magnet on the back of each one with hot glue.  I made sure to press the magnet down really hard while the glue dried.  With some magnets I've noticed if too much glue dries between the magnet and the piece, the magnet just pops off when dropped.  If I press down firmly while the glue dries my tiny girl can drop it over and over again without the magnet budging.

There were a ton to choose from...I didn't even buy 1/2 of the selection.  They were super easy and cheap, and now Lily has a favorite new toy.


  1. Ya I ran out and bought some of these cute things tonight. Thanks for the great idea. My kids love magnets too.

  2. Have to tell you that after I saw this post, I actually went out to Hobby Lobby and bought 11 of these... I know, weird number, but I had such a hard time limiting myself as it was. Thanks for this awesome idea... Isaac loves them!