I saw these lovely magnets from Make Grow Gather and I thought I would give it shot and make my own of the alphabet variety. I had been questioning the alphabet magnets on my fridge for awhile. I enjoy watching the Chickpea move them around and pile them up. It certainly keeps her busy for while I cook, sorting and dumping and sticking them back up. Alas, the plastic that has accumulated in my house makes me cringe once and awhile. Even though I have tried to embrace their day-glow colors it's just not happening and I truly do prefer natural goods around here when possible.
So I ordered a selection of rub-on transfers here (they've got lots of cool stuff too) as she suggested and got busy. There are also some great suggestions about how to use the transfers on fabric which I'll have to remember for a later date. It was simple enough, rub off the transfers onto the rocks (which needed to be really smooth), glue on a magnet and you're done. I used two different size magnets for different holding power. Certainly an improvement in our kitchen, don't you agree?
I think these would make a great birthday present - especially for older kids to make themselves. I'm realizing buying gifts can become very expensive when you add up all your kiddo's friends! You could customize the letters as a name or phrase or just do a variety of animals or flowers.