This project is a great one to do with kids.Â You can let them helpÂ you sand the tin and then type in the words you want to use on your computer.Â Â You can also print up some clip art for even more fun.Â This is a very easy and inexpensive project that can actually help your child improve their reading and sentence skills.Â Â This is also a good one to take on car trips.
- Tin cannister such as the kind Altoids come in.
- A roll of magnet tape with adhesive on one side.
- Spray paint
Â Step 1.
Rough up the surface of tin with sandpaper.Â This will help the paint adhere to the metal.
Spray paint the tin in the color you have chosen.
Type words or sentences using Microsoft Word and then print them up on regular printer paper.Â Â You can have your kids come up with words they would like to make sentences with.Â It’s alsoÂ fun to doÂ themes such as weather,Â school,Â animals,Â gardening etc….
Cut the lines of words into strips that will fit onto the magnet strip you purchased.Â ( I used half inch for mine.)Â Peel back the paper on the magnet strips and carefully position the paper strips onto the sticky side of the magnetic tape strip.Â
Turn magnet strip over and trim away excess paper.Â Â
Cut the words apart and place in tin.