DIY: Magnet Letter Matchup

This project uses items you probably already have in your home and is educational for the little ones.

I found it gives my daughter something to do while I’m making dinner.  Using magnet letters that are different colors helps them to identify them easier too!


  • Magnet letters (you can do numbers for math equations too!)
  • Clothespins
  • Self-sticking magnet
  • Camera
  • Color Printer


Start by taking pictures of simple words you would like your kids to learn.  Make sure to keep the letters spaced evenly

Using a photo-editing program, arrange your words to be printed

Print the page onto card stock and cut out each word or math equation

Cut the magnet strip to the size of the back of the clothespin and press firmly to adhere


Clip the word card to the magnetic clothespin and let them have fun at the fridge while learning!