Students decorate magnetic bookmarks or picture frames that may be used for special occasion gifts or to mark their own book pages.
Celebrate special events and holidays using magnets in a variety of ways. Introduce the use of magnets and the different forms a magnet can take.
Explore magnetic energy and identify how magnets are used in everyday life.
Supplies Used: Adhesive, Cardstock or construction paper, Self-adhesive magnet (boxed business cards, sheets) or colored magnetic sheets, Painter's tape, Scissors, Stickers, Washi tape
The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.
- Washi tape and magnets (in sheets or boxed option) may be purchased in craft or office supply stores. Painter's tape may be purchased at building supply stores.
- Making a magnet picture frame - On a sheet of magnet, diagonally place painter's tape and Washi tape. Die-cut the Picture Frame with the decorated magnet sheet and adhere a photo to the back of the frame (Main Photo).
- Making a magnet bookmark - Either use two 1 1/2" squares of self-adhesive magnet or cut a self-adhesive magnetic business card in half. Place the magnetic sides together.
- Cut a piece of paper twice as long and the same width as the magnets.
- Peel off backing from one magnet and place on one end of the paper strip. Peel off backing from the other magnet, fold paper over and press down on magnet.
- Trim off the excess paper and draw, use stickers, or use die-cuts to decorate the bookmark (Main Photo).
- Students will enjoy using their bookmarks themselves or to give as gifts to friends and family.
- The picture frames will adhere to any magnet-friendly metals.
- Have the students identify various materials that may or may not contain iron (one of the necessary ingredients in "magnet-friendly" metals), e.g. Does magnet stick to an aluminum cookie sheet? Does magnet stick to a metal frying pan? Does magnet stick to a cast-iron frying pan?
Fine Arts & Visual Arts
NA-VA.K-4.1 Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques, and Processes
- Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories
NS.K-4.2 Physical Science
As a result of activities in grades K-4, all students should develop understanding of
- Properties of objects and materials
- Position and motion of objects
- Light, heat, electricity, and magnetism