We made this little magnetic puzzle to bring along in the car and airplane rides. However, Rowan has been playing with it at home and loving it. I was inspired when Rowan and I were leafing through one of my old art books. He got giggly when he saw Picasso’s cubist art. He loved the “silly” faces and bright colors, and it got my wheels turning.
I had a little chocolate box laying round which made the perfect frame for the work, but any small gift box will do. This is super simple fun project that will get your kids talking about art while having fun.
Modern Art Magnet Puzzle Box
Cut out a rectangle of cardboard that fits that is the same size as the box you use.
In a very well ventilated area outside, paint the cardboard with magnetic primer. Let it dry for 1/2 hour, then add another coat. Let primer dry completely for at least an hour. Drying time may vary based on the weather. Paint over metallic primer with white paint with 2 coats.
Trim cardboard magnetic board, so that it fits the back of your cardboard box. Glue the magnetic board to the back of the box.
Trim puzzles pieces from the printable supplied. Glue magnets to the back of each piece.
Now you can have fun arranging pieces to make art.