This semester I wanted to do something different for conferences. I wanted to stress the importance of art education to parents. I came up with the idea to create magnets with art-inspired sayings to give away as freebies to parents and students who stopped by. HOLY COW! They were a hit. I had some parents asking if they could take more than one. I hinted that these magnets would work really well holding student artworks on the fridge and this got a lot of enthusiasm.
MAKING THE MAGNETS
These magnets were extremely inexpensive and quick to make. I bought the large glass stones from the dollar tree. You get approx. 35 of the stones for a $1. I only bought one bag, but I probably should have bought two since I ran out. I used scrapbook paper and printed sayings such as:
- "Artsy Fartsy"
- "Art is Important"
- "The world without art is just 'eh'"
I cut the paper to fit the flat side of the stone and used a glue stick to adhere the paper. Then I bought a cheap roll of magnetic tape for $3 and cut those into small squares to glue to the back. Each magnet took only a minute or two to make and they looked so fun sitting out together!