Tuesday, January 17, 2012

An Interactive Globe

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned that I would be participating in the 2012 Iron Craft Challenge. Today is posting day and I am excited to share my spin on the challenge to "Create something with paper." I spun the challenge by making something with magnetic paper. The project was super simple and feels a bit unworthy of the two week time allotment...but not all good crafty endeavors have to be complicated.

So what did I make? Little magnetic flags for my son's vintage globe. I bought him the globe for Christmas at a local thrift store. He had been wanting a globe and I loved the antique feel of this one. He likes to look at the globe occasionally, but its not exactly the most interactive toy. To make it a little bit more interesting and engaging, I made little world flag magnets that he can stick all over the globe. 

To make the magnets, I used google images and searched world flags. I cut and pasted an images of all of the flags into a word document then printed it on magnetic printer paper (Staples Brand). I cut the flags out and started stuck them all over the globe. I also printed out a key (not pictured) so that I will be able to tell my curious four year old where all the flags go. As you can see, I still have a lot of flags to cut out. 

1 comment:

Just Crafty Enough said...

Interactive and educational!


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