I like magnets.
Every time I travel I am tempted by the state magnets. I sometimes start picking out the states we have been to, and mentally total the price-and put them back.
While Lindsay and Logan saw "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Coat" in West Yellowstone, Doug and I walked around town with Brooklyn. (Over 7000 steps that night :) At one of the stores I found a large, metal United States map (18" x 24") for the state magnets. It was $20.00 (without any magnets-$90.00 with magnets). We (I ;) bought it.
In May I saw the very good idea of putting magnets on the wooden state puzzle pieces. (Idea from caThiE. Thank you.) I bought mine on ebay and glued my magnets on in May.
I only put on the states that Doug and I have visited together. Plus Iowa and Wisconsin because I lived there as a child.
MAKING THIS PROJECT CHEAPER!
Mark had the VERY GOOD IDEA of getting the U.S. cut out of vinyl, and making my own. I did not know how long that would take, so I bought this one.
If you visit yard sales/thrift stores/$ stores, keep your eyes open for metal signs. I like to use these because the edges are finishes and the metal is usually sealed - and they are cheap. I just spray paint them.
No wooden U.S. puzzles? Just use a cardboard one. They won't be getting a lot of play.
And for an inexpensive map, check out scrapbook papers, on line or with school supplies. (Have it sized for your metal board at a copy shop if you need to.)
Mod Podge the map to the board.
Mine is large, so I will be making a smaller one in the fall with vinyl U.S. outline. (When the craziness of summer is passed.)
Another completed project. I am hanging it up in the grandkids room.
I made another piece of framed art that I hung in that room, too. I will share it sometime this month.
3 years ago