Introduction: Cheap-n-Easy Fridge Friends! (Magnetic Dolls)

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How to make easy magnetic paper dolls for the refrigerator for cheap!


I love to cook but Ive started to babysit my nephew... trying to entertain him and cook at the same time can be a little hard for me because i like to keep him in sight.

while he was coloring today he wanted me to 'cut the guys out' and an idea popped into my head-
paper dolls with magnets attached! easy!

but where will i find magnets? -duh- (i looked at the fridge) yay! free magnets =]

now we'll put it all together...


-MATERIALS-

>coloring pages/ paper
>crayons/ markers (whatever you have on hand)
>scissors (kid-safe if your letting your kid do this on their own)
>magnet strip(s)
>tape or glue
>refrigerator =]  

-notes-
>i had all of these materials on hand but if you want/ need to buy them im sure you can find all of them at walmart (or equivalent) for less than $10.
>if you like to sew or want your fridge friends to last longer i found an instructable for this!-
https://www.instructables.com/id/Fabric-fridge-Magnets-for-children/



Step 1: Color Your (soon to Be) Dolls!

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get your kids coloring book of choice and have them COLOR!


you can also use plain paper and have the little one(s) draw their own characters!

Step 2: Commence the Cutting

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cut out the figures for your kid(s)


Step 3: Magnets!

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i used a magnet strip from the back of a promotional pizza coupon thingy from the mail. this had adhesive on it and i simply pulled it off.

if yours didnt have leftover adhesive/ you cant pull it off/ you bought your magnet then you need to use your own adhesive (ie. tape or glue) to attach it to your doll.

btw before you go wasting a bunch of magnet strips you should know i used just this one strip for all three of the dolls (i cut quarter sized pieces off)

Step 4: Attach Magnets

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cut your magnet into smaller strips and use tape or glue or whatever you want to attach your piece of magnet to the back of your doll.

if your magnet doesnt hold the doll on the fridge attach a second strip.
if your magnet doesnt hold the doll after you have applied the second strip then check if your doll is paper. =]

Step 5: Playtime!

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your kids fridge friends should be finished and if so its playtime!

 

Comments

MockingBird1 (author)2012-01-31

My kids have started flying their imagination for creating their own doll. This has reduce my tension of buying them from market
pine cone hill

Doctor What (author)2010-01-19

 Very cute!  I love Yo Gabba Gabba!  Favorite kids show ever.  

My sister likes them too.  I'll make them for me and say they're for her....

itskadie (author)Doctor What2010-01-19

thanks! yes, its definitely an awesome show... especially the super music friend show segment! haha =D

Doctor What (author)itskadie2010-01-19

 They have some of my favorite music groups on!  They had MGMT on a recent episode, and I about cried.  

itskadie (author)Doctor What2010-01-20

new. favorite. band.
yea, i definitely HAD to watch that one and i also watched 'the making of vid' of it too... lol