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DIY Refrigerator Art Projects

When you want to make sure that your kids stay entertained and when you would love to get art that is a little more personal from your kids on the fridge, why not have a fridge art day?

Air-Dry Clay Magnets

heart magnet

Materials:

  • Polymer Clay
  • Acrylic Paints
  • Paint brushes
  • Imagination
  • Small Refrigerator Magnets
  • Hot Glue Gun

When your little ones love to work with their hands, give them a chance to do so with a little bit of air-dry clay.

  • Pinch off a small amount of clay, about half the size of a golf ball, and give a chunk to each child.
  • The children can then mold the clay into shapes that they love, whether they adore hearts, ships or octopus – let their imaginations run wild.
  • Bake the clay as per the instructions and let it cool.
  • The clay is now ready to be painted with your acrylic paints.
  • If your children are very young, you can then glue some small magnets with the hot glue gun to the back. Let the glue stick for a few minutes.
  • Voila! Your kids magnets are ready to be displayed on the refrigerator door.

Collage Art

collage

Materials:

  • Old Magazines
  • Small Fridge Magnets
  • Kid Friendly Scissors
  • Super Glue
  • Poster Board – colored or white

Collage art is a fantastic way to spend a rainy day.

  • Sit down with your child and a stack of old magazines, newspapers etc. Ask them to cut out pictures of animals, interests, letters to spell out words or images that remind them of their family. This is a great art idea for children who are learning to use scissors or who are still improving on their fine motor control.
  • Take some poster board and cut out a small section for the children to attach their images.
  • Show them how to spread paste on the back of the images they cut out, and then how to glue the images to the poster board.
  • Take some glue, attach a couple of magnets to the back of the board, let it dry for a few minutes, and stick it to the door.

Tip: For something impressive, get all of your kids together to work on one piece of art that covers most of the refrigerator door.

Potato Stamping

potato stamp

Materials:

 

  • Potato’s
  • Plastic Knife
  • Selection of Acrylic Paint
  • Construction Paper
  • Tape

Looking for something simple and fun to put on your fridge? Potato stamps are a fun afternoon project. They are a good project for children who are a little older and who have good motor control. /p>

  • Give them a potato that has been cut in half and offer them a plastic knife. Show them how to use the plastic knife to carve a design into the potato. Urge them to keep the designs simple.
  • Next, take the shapes they’ve designed and show them how to press it into the acrylic paint and stamp the construction board.
  • Let them stamp out their designs and create a scene on a piece of construction paper.

Tip: For a very striking effect, let them play with gold and silver paint for this art project.

The refrigerator is a large blank space that seems to cry out for DIY art, and this is a fantastic space where your kids can step in to save the day! PartSelect believes in encouraging creativity in your children. Consider how you can use fridge art to encourage them to explore their own skills!

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Stefanie

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Comments

  1. Julie Wood says:

    This is a cute project to make some unique refrigerator art projects. I like to make Clay magnets to put on my fridge. They would be nice to make with my niece.

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