My refrigerator is always covered with my children’s artwork. Until this week, I’ve used whatever random magnets were already on the fridge to hang the papers. That method caused all kinds of problems. Some magnets weren’t strong enough to hold construction paper and every time I opened the fridge papers would fall off. The kids would fight over favorite magnets, or get angry with each other for overlapping artwork. Not to mention the chaotic and messy look of the refrigerator doors.
This week the children and I fixed our refrigerator artwork problem with these fun Magnetic Artwork Holders. They were a quick, inexpensive, and easy afternoon project. Now papers actually stay on the refrigerator, and no more fighting over magnets! Here’s how you and your children can make one too.
- paint stirring stick
- small wooden letters
- 2 clothespins (mini or regular size)
- 2 heavy-duty magnets
- wood glue
- acrylic paints
Paint the front of a paint stirring stick, two clothespins, and wooden letters. Allow the paint to dry for about an hour.
Glue the clothespins and wooden letters to the paint stirring stick. Follow the instructions on your glue for allowing the glue to dry; mine only took 30 minutes to set.
Turn the paint stirring stick over and glue two heavy-duty magnets on the back.
Your Magnetic Artwork Holder is finished!
Now enjoy looking at your child’s artwork on a less cluttered refrigerator, without worrying about artwork falling off the fridge every time you open it!