Sunday, September 18, 2011

Tricks of the Trade: Fun With Magnetic Paint!

I painted these guys in the new toddler room at church

Each of the critters is "holding" a magnetic board painted right on the wall.  We considered using chalkboard paint in this room, but then I remembered that my toddler eats chalk.  She also eats mulch and rocks, which makes her an exception to the norm, but we didn't want to take any chances.

The teachers plan on using the boards for lesson plans and other activities for the kids.

Here is another space where I used magnetic paint.  It's kind of a Part 2 to the Keeping it Simple post from this room:

On the wall adjacent to the Serengeti mural I painted these

The silhouettes are done in magnetic paint!  I wanted the kids to have fun "stations" to play in and I was looking for an idea to coordinate with the mural in the same room.

These graphic shapes are a dynamic and fun addition to the room... a really bold statement for a small time and money investment.

Be sure to check out other Tricks of the Trade painting tip posts in the sidebar.

I am loving this magnetic paint!  Have you used it before in a fun way?  Let me know in the comments!

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  1. I didn't even know they made magnetic paint! That's awesome and you did a beautiful job. Your church is lucky to have someone as talented as you!

  2. what brand did you use? i have used it before and had to lather on several coats for it to work well. i LOVE that safari wall- So cool!!!
    so good to see you yesterday!

  3. Wow! These look amazing, well done!

  4. These are sooo stinkin adorable! Love that you used magnetic chalkboard paint.. so clever! Also I wanted to let you know that your tutu and wand were featured on my blog @
    Hope you stop by and share again this week!

  5. That is absolutely amazing!! You are one talented woman!!! And I'm glad to hear my toddlers aren't the only ones who think chalk is a tasty little treat (blech!)!! I've been considering buying sidewalk chalk in the hopes that a big piece will somehow look less appetizing...think it'll work?

    evie @ brown paper packages

  6. You are incredibly talented. And your church is blessed by your talent. The magnetic paint sounds amazing. I'll have to try it out.

  7. I have never even heard of magnetic paint. Please consider linking to the weekly Success U - Wednesday Linkup Party at I am your newest follower.

  8. I didn't know there was such a thing. And I hope you funnel out your talents becuase those are really good!! Alas, I have nothing crafty to share, but I'm stopping in to follow through the hop anyway - Hope you can stop by soon and return the favor :)

  9. This is so fun! I have yet to try magnetic paint, but after seeing this, I MUST try it! You did a fabulous job! Thanks for supporting Show & Share!

  10. Amazing!! Love this! Thanks for linking up to Things I've Done Thursday!!


  11. This looks so great -- love it!


  12. How cool is this? I've never heard of magnetic paint!

  13. Thank you so much for sharing this! I have been wondering if they made magnetic paint and now I know I can start searching for it!

  14. so does Molly have Pica...:) I have always wanted to try magnetic paint but wasn't sure how well it worked. I love that you used it to apint parts of the mural not just squares.

  15. Wow! Your mural is amazing and I love your use of magnetic paint. Thank you so much for linking up your post at Freshmen Friday at HomeSavvyAtoZ!

  16. Amazing! Your painting in both areas is exquisite and I love the way you used magnetic paint for an added bit of fun!


  17. That is so amazing!!! Great job on the lion king room!!!

  18. This is so adorable. I really love the result. And it made me want to try the idea of magnetic paints. Maybe I should start looking for a place where I could have this one.

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