Quiet Time + Ella (5) + Magnetic flowers and Faeries = Happy Mom! Heehee! Yes... I know... I AM a silly girl! But when Nichole's challenge to the Papertrey Ink Senior Design Team came, to think out side of the "tin" with Papertrey Ink's Nugget tins...this project popped straight into my head.
Magnetic Flower & Fairy Dress up kit.
The flower can also be used as her dress up clothes!
I knew I needed simple. Honestly... this project is going to be played with to the end of time. I knew if I decorated the outside with anything removable... she would peel it off. Let's face it... ALL of my crayons are peeled... trust me, I know what I'm talkin' about. LOL! My answer to make it still cute was to simply personalize it with her name in white ink with Stickles Glitter. Trajan Monogram Edition is the perfect alphabet for her right now since there are no curves. (they learn Ball & Stick in Kindergarten here so we concentrate on straight lines in teaching her letter skills) I used a crop-a-dile to attach the ribbon handle. Honestly, cant you see a sweet 5 year old girl walking into church carrying this!
I played off this Fairy card, using The Garden of Life , Father Knows Best, Faux Ribbon and Pond Life sets as well as my Pebbles Inc. Shimmer chalks again, to create a shimmer to the ensemble. The magnetic sheet was recycled from an old magnetic calender from the middle school from last year. Very cost effective and "green". I used the small hinged tin to hold all of the magnetic pieces while in transit. This also will help during her play time. See how the lid drops down and creates a tray for lap play! She is SO excited to play with it... but she will only get to at church or other special times... this will help it keep it's magic in her heart! A few years ago I crafted a felt doll kit and she still loves playing with it... these are playthings that will revisit her memory when she is a Mother.
Tips and Variations-
- Stamp your image and slightly trim BEFORE adhering it to the magnetic sheet. Then cut the details. This give you more maneuverability with your scissors.
- Seal the chalked images with a fixative if you are concerned with maintaining the chalk. (I skipped this step)
- Create an Animal set with Pond Life for the little man or tomboy in your life!
Make sure to check out the other Senior DT member's blogs... they really out did themselves!