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DIY: Mini Canvas Magnets

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When I spotted these mini canvases I knew I wanted to make something fun with them. You can paint a few yourself and then leave a few for the kids to mess around with.

A fun way to display artwork and hold up grocery lists! A few simple designs can really dress up an otherwise boring fridge.

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Supplies:

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Add a small drop of hot glue to the middle of the top and middle of the bottom on the back of each mini canvas

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Add a magnet on top of each drop of glue and press firmly. Let dry.

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Now you're ready to paint and decorate your canvases. I tried a few things. If you have any artistic talent this will be the most fun part. I, however, do not so I had to use pretty simple geometric shapes to paint. Scotch tape was used to create stripes.

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The tape allows you to not need an exact line when you paint. You simply pull it off when it's dry.

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I also drew a few wiggly lines with a pencil to fill in with paint as well

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You can try a lot of different things and I'm sure your kids will have ideas too on how to decorate them!

 

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Let your canvases dry for a few hours. Pull off the tape off if you're using it after it's dry. 

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Now you've got some pretty new magnets (and works of art!) on your fridge!