Thursday, January 8, 2015

A Snow Day, a Four Year Old & DIY Button Magnets

Good Morning To You!

I am officially old. I have a big birthday coming up tomorrow (that I may or may not be dealing very well with), and I find myself knitting at night. But, one the biggest indications came a few days ago when I found myself doing two things. (1) complaining to my husband about "back in our day" when the weather was cold, we would go to school, and we'd even go out for recess (!), and (2) spent all night looking at the closings list praying that school WASN'T cancelled.

It's not that I don't love spending time with my two cooped up kids, that right now, more resemble a wild pack of dogs than children. I do. But I work. I work because it gives me a little break from the kids, helps pay for half of this house, and I really like my job. We're really (really) busy at work right now, and taking a unexpected day off is hard on my workload. Trying to work with them in the house is like trying to drive a car and text. It's a terribly bad idea that sometimes works but can go terribly wrong. Like when your children decided to have sort of ultimate fight with the dogs barking them on all the while you're on a conference call. It doesn't end well. That's why I take the day off anytime they are going to be home. It's necessary.

My office and craft room are one of the same. My daughter was bored during our snow day this week, so I looked in the crowded craft closet and looked to see what I could come up with. I came up with one super easy cheap craft that she could do on her own, and I can actually use after she's done.

Button Magnets

Supplies

Round Magnets (just a couple of dollars in the craft section of Wal-Mart)
Buttons (I have a stash I add to whenever I find cheap/free buttons)



Directions

1. Peel back off the magnet

2. Stick a button to the sticky side.

Okay. Was a tutorial really needed for this? No. But it's a really easy project that a four year old can do on their own. Then they can draw you some pictures and stick them to the fridge with the magnets they made. I also think they are a fun addition to my over crowded fridge. They also pair well with a metal message board made from a old serving tray. I much prefer these magnets over magnets from random businesses that I moved away from  years ago. (I don't think I'm going to need to call the vet in Iowa anytime soon)







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