I am inundated with kids art, I just can’t keep it all…I know I shouldn’t be admitting that. So sometimes, I like to come up with a preserved kids art craft by repurposing it. I ALWAYS ask permission before cutting up artwork by asking if they would be willing to make a fun craft with me out of some of their art. More often that not, the kids take pride in this process as we make something new and beautiful out of something they have worked hard on. (Check out what we did with their Spin Art!).
To Make your Preserved Kids Art Magnets
What you need:
- old jar lids
- kids artwork
- spray lacquer
- spray paint
- magnet strips
What to do:
- Wash and dry old jar lids. Trace their circles on kids artwork.
- Cut out the artwork and set aside.
- Spray paint the lids with the color of your choice and let dry.
- Glue the artwork to the inside of the lid.
- Spray with lacquer to give it a finished look and keep the paint from peeling.
- Attach a magnetic strip to the back of the lid.
These really came out so cute, and I love the irony of them holding up other artwork that the kids have completed or their pictures on the fridge. This is why I need to repurpose some of it, there just isn’t enough space!
They would also be really cute with gold or chalkboard spray paint!
See more crafts using jar lids here:
- Diwali Light Holders // Sand in My Toes
- Preserved Kids Art Magnets with Recycled Jar Lids // Views From a Step Stool
- Button Practice Felt Flowers // Twitchetts
- Easy Christmas Craft: Jar Lid Baubles // Arty Crafty Kids
- Mason Jar Lid Crafts: Melted Crayon Suncatchers // Schooling a Monkey
- Kids Christmas Craft Idea: Upcycled Photo Frame Ornament // Books and Giggles
- Squeeze n’ Croak Frog Craft // Kids Craft Room
Emma (Kids Craft Room) says
I’ve so enjoyed joining in with this month’s jar lid craft challenge. These magnets are gorgeous.