This stamp set is so fun and playful it made me think of my 4 year old daughter…which led me to think that I had to create a toy for her using these adorable cats. So we gathered some supplies and got sick off of altoids…
Here are the supplies you will need:
- Magnetic Sheets
- Shipping Labels (or sticker paper)
- Cat stamps
- Ink pads
- Paper punch
- Altoid Tin (or other metal tin…could use a metal cookie sheet from the dollar tree and hang it on the wall instead of contained in a tin or heck…just stick them on your fridge they’re that darn cute. Really the possibilities are endless)
- Antacid (post altoid binge remedy)
Once you have all your supplies gathered, you’ll grab your magnet sheet and stick them down on the label sticker paper. Make sure you make them butt up (hee) all in a row so you have less trimming to do.
Then cut them apart. I made about 12 magnets. The more you make, the more challenging it will be for your kiddo so just do what you think they can handle. Also, now is a great time to include your kiddo for
free child labor educational crafting time with mom.
She picked out the cats and we just stamped two of the exact same cats on one 2″x 3″ magnet. To make it even more interesting we took the tiny shapes included in the “Full Circle” stamp set to create patterns on each of our kitties. Then we punched our kitties out with a 1.25″ circle punch.
So now she can either play the game by matching the colors or matching the cats. We have also played “cats with bows”, “cats with eyes”, “cats with whiskers”…I’m pretty exhausted playing it…but my Abby-girl still loves it!
And let’s not forget about the cat house! I kept the original color and just played with the original frame design of the altoid branding. A perfectly punny title was just the touch to say “mom made this”. And because altoid tins are made of metal, the magnets stick right to the under side of the lid which makes this game super portable. It’ll give you a 5 minute break on a road trip for sure.
Here are some more close ups of this adorable little game. I have plans to also do a spelling game and a math game…but I need to let the altoid mass consumption settle a bit.
Thanks so much for hanging out with me today!