DIY Alphabet Magnets for Magnetic Chalkboard Walls

When we decided to paint a chalkboard wall for our kids, we were excited about the prospect of using magnetic primer so that the wall would serve a dual purpose. But we discovered that - as we were warned - magnetic primer is just not strong enough for a lot of purposes.
I purchased some lightweight, plastic alphabet magnets from the toy store, but the magnets were not strong enough and they fell right to the floor. I tested some different types of magnets on the wall and discovered that the flexible, printed magnets that we sometimes receive as advertisements stuck to the wall quite well. And just like that a DIY project was born!
Did you know that you can buy printable magnetic sheets?! BUT - yes there is a but, some brands are just not strong enough to stick to magnetic primer. After a lot of research, I was able to find a brand that worked great! (Details on the blog)
I ran three magnetic sheets through my printer - printing stripes on one and solid blue and teal on the others. I then used my electronic cutter to cut out the letters.
We store the letters in a small metal tin when not in use.
My sons love using these magnets on their chalkboard wall, and it's great for learning to spell!
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Angela, Blue i Style
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