DIY Magnet Board Figures

Possibly my favorite way to use story set graphics is to turn them into magnet board sets. Flannel boards are fun, but magnetic surfaces are usually more plentiful. My kids usually like to be wherever I am, so “playing” with magnets on the fridge while I make dinner is a pretty common sight.

{The creation story images can be downloaded for free}

To make the magnet board story sets, I start by printing my graphics on heavy paper. My favorite, favorite paper when printing heavily colored images is Epson Presentation Matte Paper. It’s more expensive than cardstock, but I think it’s 1000% worth it if you’re going to make the effort to make reuseable story sets because the color prints out vibrant and true-to-screen–versus soaking up and dulling the ink like regular cardstock does.

Laminate the printed images for durability.

Cut around the images, and place a magnet on the back.

Stick to any magnetic surface! Fridge, metal cookie sheet, magnetic board, etc.

Which do you prefer–flannel board, or magnet board?

11 Comments on DIY Magnet Board Figures

  1. Ruth
    March 31, 2015 at 4:05 am (11 months ago)

    Hi,
    I loved the creation and Adam and Eve images!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing

    Reply
  2. Cindy
    May 19, 2013 at 6:43 pm (3 years ago)

    Your ideas are truly marvellous and your creativity is wonderful to see! Thank you for making these available to us on the internet! I appreciate it.
    Hugs, Cindy

    Reply
  3. libbywilko
    October 10, 2012 at 10:21 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the magnet board :)

    Reply

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