Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Playroom Update: New Magnetic Center!

I'm not sure if this is true for every one's stainless steel fridge, but mine is not magnetic.  What!?!? Now how am I going to hang fun letter activities and things for the boys?  Well thanks to Pinterest, I found my answer.  If you haven't checked Pinterest... run there now.

Anyway, while reading lots of Tot School posts, I'd often see the leapfrog magnetic refrigerator game.   I love everything Leap Frog and I immediately wanted it for Munchkin.   The answer... a new homemade magnetic center in the school area in the playroom.  This is the before, if you want to see.

See this!

Pinterest via preschoolsuperstars.blogspot.com

I love the idea!!!  What do I love even more?  It was so inexpensive!   The cookie sheets were only 98 cents from Walmart!  The command strips that I hung them with were more expensive.  Anyway... take a look at my version.

 I was going to spray paint them bright red... but the hubby was like "is that non-toxic?"  Lol, I started imagining peeling red paint chips, or scratches from rough play (I do have to little boys).   Needless to say I left them shiny silver.  Not exactly what I had in mind... but I love it nonetheless.  I'll save the red spray paint for the spice rack shelves I'm gonna add.

First I laid them on the floor to decide how I wanted to hang them.   I measured the space to try and get them centered... and uh... they're still a tad bit off center... oh well.

They are the perfect height for Munchkin and Little Bear.  Lol, Little Bear isn't really interested in the Leap Frog Magnetic Zoo (what else is new?)... he prefers to bring them to the little Elmo table, eat them, hide them... You get the idea.

Thanks for reading!  

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  1. Too cute! Looks like a little day care now!

  2. Love the idea! I found your blog on The Scott's Crib, I really admire your work with your children. I will be following you ~ Best wishes!

  3. Your play room is awesome! I love this idea and maybe one day will get to utilize this in our playroom....as of right now I know they would be everywhere and lost in our playroom b/c my little guy is just 19 months...for now we continue to let him play on the fridge! Thanks for sharing!

  4. lol... my little guy takes those pieces every where too! Thanks for stopping by!!

  5. Such a fun idea and a great way to clear all those kids magnetic toys off the fridge! Thanks so much for linking up to The Creative Spark. I'll be featuring this on my facebook page. Feel free to grab a featured button! Have a great Sunday!
    Jenn :)

  6. Wow thanks for the feature, and stopping by!!! I'll be sure to grab a
    button : )