DIY Alphabet Magnets

My kids love alphabet magnets, even though they are long past learning their ABC’s. Spelling out words and messages on the fridge never seems to get old but (and especially as they get older and learn longer words) a basic set of letters really isn’t enough. You need lots of every letter to really get a-spellin! This project allows you to make as many sets of letters as your kids need AND in the colors you like!

Difficulty level: Easy
Time required: 30-50 minutes plus dry time

Things you’ll need:
Wooden letters
Acrylic craft paint
Tacky Glue

Things to do:
1. Lay out all your letters on a covered work surface and paint a base color on each of the letters.

2. Allow the paint to dry and add a second coat if necessary.
3. Using a contrasting color of paint, add dots, stripes or wiggles to decorate the letters.

4. Once this paint is dry, apply a small dot of glue to the back side of each letter and place a magnet on the dot. Allow the glue to dry before sticking the magnets to your fridge.

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