Monday, February 23, 2009

handmaking with kids: art magnets with pinkfire designs

for me, there is nothing as fun as making something with kiddies! the curious, creative, limitless possibilities of a child's mind is so inspiring! here's a fun new series for the rikrak studio, with lots of fun, easy, inexpensive handmaking projects for you to make with your children, your younger family members, your students or some fun kiddies you know & love (or easily adapted for adults to make as their own fun projects!) i've invited various fun folks to share a handmaking with kiddies idea with us: it might be a craft or art; a handmade excursion or handmade recipe. today is the next in the seires handmaking with kids: art magnets with guest Keri of Pinkfire Designs. enjoy!

a fun project by Keri & her 3 wonderful daughters, Morgan, Rylee & Madison! in their words...

"My kids love to see their art displayed, what kid (or adult…) doesn’t! So I thought a fun project would be to take some of the art and turn them into magnets.

Here are the steps:

  1. Get drawing or painting!
  2. Scan the pictures into your computer.
  3. Crop the images so there is no extra white space.
  4. Using a word processing or desktop publishing program, arrange the pictures onto a full sheet of paper.
  5. Print onto magnet sheets. I used 8 ½ by 11 inch sheets that I purchased at an office supply.
  6. Once printed allow to dry and have your kids cut them out.

We have some posted on our fridge and my girls are going to give some to their grandparents as gifts.

This was a fun family project that kept a 3, 5 and 7 year old entertained!!! Which is always a good thing.

Hope you will try this with your kids!"


thanks so much, nicies. your artwork is gorgeous, little sweeties! we're always looking for fun ways to preserve & share artworks at our home... so i just love this fun project!

now... you'll also love keri's beautiful handmade jewelry shop!
i can attest first-hand to the gorgeous, fantastically chic & fashion-forward style of her beautiful, creative & brilliantly crafted works!

i first met Keri through the wonderful Trans-Canada Etsy Team, and whenever i've had the chance to visit with her, her wonderful warmth & love of her little sweeties just leaps off the page! so here's to a wonderful mommy & artist! thanks so much, keri!

be sure to visit the pinkfire designs shop! and happy handmaking with kids!

hope you had a great weekend! see you tomorrow... when i'll announce the giveaway winner!

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  1. I'm very much enjoying this series, RR! Great ideas, and those magnets look straight-forward and FUN. We're going to try them!

  2. This looks fun! Thanks.

  3. Magnet sheets are superfun & I just love children's drawings! :)

  4. Thanks for including me on your amazing blog! You are such a talented lady!!

    This was a fun project, and quick so the younger ones didn't get bored.


thanks so much for your comments, nicies!
it's a joy to read what everyone writes here.
thank you!