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A New Year craft activity


My 6 year old son overheard me discussing New Year’s Resolutions with a friend the other day and he later asked me what a “revolution” was. I explained to him it was something that people did at the beginning of each year, like a promise to oneself – to make things better in some way. I gave him a few examples of some resolutions he could make such as: making sure there were no tiny bits of Lego left on the floor that dug into Mummy’s foot and of course, being nice to his little brother.

This got me thinking about New Year’s resolutions and I came across this easy little craft activity I did with Mason today:

The recycled New Year’s Resolution magnet.

Have you got some old 2011 calendar magnets on your fridge?  I found some from local Real Estate’s in the shape of houses and a local politician which is a card calendar with a small magnet back.

SO here is a way to recycle and reuse those calendars and also do an easy craft activity with your kids –a New Year’s Resolution magnet. You can stick these to the fridge and hopefully the kids will stick to it – or at least be reminded of it!

What you will need:

  • Some coloured cardboard or construction paper
  • Magnetic strips (cut larger magnets into strips using scissors)
  • Construction paper
  • Craft glue or glue stick
  • Scissors
  • Textas or pencils for drawing, writing and decorating
  1. Cut the construction paper to the size of magnet you want. I recommend about the size of a postcard.
  2. Across the top write “I resolve”
  3. Choose your resolution and write it across the bottom (eg keep my room clean, be nice to my brothers and sisters, help Mum! There are some other suggestions here)
  4. Use coloured textas to draw a picture depicting the resolution
  5. Trim the card and stick to a slightly larger piece of different coloured construction paper to make a nice frame around the artwork.
  6. At this point you may even wish to laminate your magnet (optional)
  7. Glue a magnetic strip across the back and hang on the fridge!

If your kids are enjoying it, make a few resolution magnets and you never know, they might just work!

Happy New Year everyone.

Categories : For Kids to Make


  1. Carlota Bickell says:

    We haven’t been back to Maui since before the kids were born, but I think we’d have each of these spots on our must-see list.Debi recently posted..For the Birds: Snack-O’-Lantern

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