What kid doesn't like playing with magnets? Magnet play is so appealing for kids. Reach into that recycling bin and get out your tin cans and bottle caps to make a set of magnetic building blocks for some creative construction play with your kids!
Simply glue strong magnets to cans and a variety of lids. I used tacky glue (affiliate link) but if you have a hot glue gun that would work, too.
I also put some magnets on the inside of the cans so metal objects like washers can "magically" stick to the outside of the cans. You can use peel off magnet strips, but they don't stick very well to the curve of the can.
Also my son loved swinging the cans around with his Telescoping Magnetic Wand (affiliate link)!
Remember: ALWAYS supervise kids playing with magnets and never give them to children 3 and under or who are at risk of putting them in their mouths.
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