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Felt Aquarium Magnets

Felt Aquarium Magnets
When I was in the third grade my class took a field trip to Point Reyes, California to look at the tide pools. I was fascinated by them, each pool was like a small secret world. There were orange and purple sea stars, tiny little fish, and flower-like sea anemones. When I stuck my finger in an anemone's mouth it's sticky petal-like tentacles would close around it, thinking it was food (this probably isn't a nice thing to do to an anemone, but it certainly made an impression on me). My love for the ocean and all of its creatures has only grown in the subsequent years. I did some snorkeling in Hawaii and saw fish of every size, shape and color though the crystal clear water. When we decided to make a set of felt-covered magnets I knew I wanted to make an underwater scene. This underwater world makes a great gift for a child, or even an adult, who loves the ocean. Materials To make 20 magnets: Tips for all Magnets Clownfish Finished size: 1 1/2-inches wide Cut out the pieces. Sea Anemone

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Modern DIY supplies coming to Target Todd Oldham has teamed up with Target to produce a collection of art supplies inspired by his 2009 book, Kid Made Modern. The kits and supplies are geared toward children, but I'm eyeing this duct tape! Todd suggests making wallets and messenger bags with it. Check out the Charley Harper paint-by-number sets, too—you can make your own painting on wood for some nifty DIY wall art. Also available are crayons shaped like gems, wooden jewelry kits, a comic book set with rubber stamps, and more. "Soft" Rock Guitar By Andrea DeHart Your little guitar hero will love this rockin’ toy, sized just for little ones. It’s light, flexible, and fully ready to rock. Now you can bang your head without leaving a bruise. Materials 10×16″ burgundy wool felt 5″x12″ gold wool felt 5″x6″ gray wool felt 7″x17″ flexible foam sheet or dense batting Gold, white, and black thread 4 small black pom-poms 3 small white pom-poms 2 1/4 yds black satin cord or cord elastic Gray embroidery floss Embroidery needle Water-soluble marking pen or chalk Directions

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