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Making Alphabet Magnets from Old Magazines

Posted by Eilis on June 7, 2011 at 9:40 PM

This is another fun idea for the ABC center that I discovered at Pinterest.com.  The original source of the idea is http://www.ohdeedoh.com/ohdeedoh/recycled-packaging-magnets-137520 . So, I cut out colorful letters from old magazines (my son's ESPN Magazines were very fruitful...) and purchased one self-adhesive magnet sheet at Hobby Lobby for $2.99.  I placed all my letters all over the sticky side of the magnet sheet and then began cutting.  This was VERY easy, but if doing it again, I might cut the letters out big and sloppy from the magazines and then tidy them up when cutting them out on the magnet sheet.  Anyway, here is the project.  I purchased the container in the seasonal aisle at Target today for $2.  I love that the letters can be stored in it, and there are four flat surfaces for kids to make words on. 

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 My computer is confused and wants to show you this picture instead of the picture of how to make the alphabet magnets (same picture number).  So, let's just go with it.  I made these bottle cap math manipulatives with garage sale price stickers after seeing the idea on http://msv1stgrade.blogspot.com/search/label/alphabet.

Categories: ABC Center, Math Center