One of my favorite rainy-day activities is making custom magnetic poetry from old magazines. It’s a fun way to use already-read periodical issues to create a fridgeside craft that keeps on giving. Does your magnetic poetry collection include the words “bodice-ripping” and “anti-displacement?” Mine does!
Here’s what you’ll need to get started:
- A cadre of magazine issues
- Magnet sheets (I get these from SCRAP)
- Glue sticks
- Mod podge
- 1″ paintbrush
- Cutting board
- Printable magnetic poetry basic list (you can print and cut this, or use it as a list to gather your own poetry basics)
Step 1. Go find your words! Delve into your magazines and cut out the building blocks of your poetry-to-be. Make sure you have a nice complement of nouns, verbs, adjectives, and adverbs.
Step 2. Once you have the words you wish to use, take your glue stick and your magnets and glue your words onto the magnet.
Step 3. When your words are covering your magnets, take mod podge and your paintbrush and give your words a nice coat of shine.
Step 4. With either scissors or a rotary cutter, cut out your words out.
Step 5. Revel in the glory of your new magnetic poetry!
What I learned at life today: DIY magnetic poetry is the gift that keeps on giving.