December 11, 2011

Magnetic Play Sets [Disney Characters+Backgrounds]

Good Morning Friends!
 A little background on this project... At the church I attend, I am on a  committee that organizes and designs the gatherings that the women in the church will attend. It's like a party planning committee, except the parties usually consist of a spiritual aspect as well. 
We have a December activity, and it's event that tops all the others of the year. As we were developing an agenda I took a note from some past years' and proposed we start our night with a service activity for someone else. 
That's how these magnetic activity kits came about. We found a need here, locally, and on the list of things I could need as donations were magentic activity kits. Yes! Perfect, something we could have the ladies make, that would look great homemade! 
{One thing I was concerned with, that the gifts look "homemade and awesome!"- not "crappy homemade, like no one cares enough to by you stuff."} 
I didn't plan on sharing these on the  ol' blog, but I just love them so much!
I compiled images from clip art sites, they are not for profit use images! For personal use only! Please don't make these and try to sell them!! 
Although, I can see why you would want to, they're awesome!!
Make Your Own:
Download & make Color Copies of my document onto cardstock 
- or- Find your own backgrounds and figures

I made one version for boys and one for girls
BOYS: The kit contains 4 backgrounds and 4 sets of comic book figures. 
The comic book figures include 1 good guy and 1 bad guy from each of 4 comic books, 
& they each have two poses. In a tin lunch box.
GIRLS: The kit contains 4 backgrounds and 5 sets of Disney characters. 
Each sets of character consists of 3-4 images, including supporting characters or the main character in different positions.

Buy Magnetic Sheets- These go anywhere from $1-3 a sheet! The cheapest can be found from Oriental Trading Company. Even if you have to pay shipping, they'll be cheapest there- by a long shot.
Some sheets you can

✧  Buy a metal container to put your images on and in- little lunchboxes can be found at Joann's & Oriental Trading Company- where I purchased mine

Cut the figures out- This was where the service project came in, I had the women cut out their own sets. Some people included the black extras magnetic sheets for the children to draw their own characters.
Kids can play with the magnetic pieces on the outside of the tins, like this girls set. 
Or on the inside cover, which makes it a perfect toy for the car or to take with you on the go!


Now, here's a shot of the boys' outside.

And then, a shot of the boys' inside. 

I am thrilled to be giving some very deserving children these toy sets. I think they came out splendidly and they ladies were so happy and willing to cut them out and compile them!
I hope you'll enjoy them, too!

18 comments:

  1. Oh my, these would be the biggest hit at my house. I have two little girls who would have the best time playing with these! I have got to make one. Genius, I tell you. :)

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  2. What great little kits for the kids! Fabulous idea!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a great week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  3. I did a similar idea one time and it was SO much fun!

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  4. Awesome! I love that you made boy versions too. Pinning this!

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  5. these are great! Simple and easy...but what a great idea! There will be some happy boys and girls!

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  6. What a cute, cute idea! So many possibilities here. Thank you for posting this. :-)

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  7. I love this idea... We have some Vintage Metal lunch boxes here and that would be fun to do this with them... I would love for you to share it here http://shoprubyjean.com/2011/12/sew-crafty-tuesday-linky-party1/

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  8. This is such a COOOOL idea! The teacher in me wishes I had discovered this before I resigned. Well, it's still fun to look. ;)
    Feel free to share your ingenuity and creativity anytime at my Show & Tell party. It starts on Wednesdays each week at mrshinesclass.wordpress.com

    Sharon

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  9. Those are totally awesome...what a great idea! I can see ME playing with them, not just my little man! Thanks for linking at Shine on Fridays!!

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  10. Great idea. I bet the kids will love these.

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  11. I love this idea! Definitely gonna try this out!! Thanks! Oh, and I'm pinning this idea to Pinterest. :)

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  12. ohhh my goodness - what a cute idea! You are such a smartie pants! I would love love to have you link up for my first linky GOING ON RIGHT NOW.

    Come on over & join in the fun! xoxo

    www.northerncottage.blogspot.com

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  13. What a creative idea!! I know my family would love to have something like this!!
    Congratulations on being featured!!
    Come visit me at: whatmeeganmakes.blogspot.com

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  14. Great travel activity! Toy and storage all in one!

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  15. Oh, these are adorable! I am also on the Enrichment (or whatever it's called now) planning committee. I'm going to make these for my kids and maybe we'll ty these at our Super Saturday this . Thanks for the great idea!

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