Magnetic & Chalkboard Space for Little Ones!


When we bought our refrigerator for our new home last July I didn’t think twice about the fact that the front of it was not magnetic. 

(Enter my soon to be one year old daughter who LOVES to play with the magnets!)

I wanted to have a space for her at our house to play and stick magnets and thankfully, there is an empty space on the end of our kitchen cabinets that was the perfect spot! So I went online and found a magnetic chalkboard! 

(Side note—I’m thinking about putting one of these inside my upper cabinets to write notes and weekly meals on too!)



M-D Building Products 57327 Magnetic Chalk Board Steel Sheet

I knew I wanted to put two of the boards together, but still needed to trim off part to fit the space. I found tin cutters at Home Depot and cut away!! I didn’t like how after I cut the metal it was pokey. The last thing I wanted was a dangerous play area!

Luckily, I have a stock of craft supplies and found some felt that has a sticky peel off back. I cut strips of the felt to put around the edges and was good to go! (I probably should have bought some black felt to blend in better, but I was in a hurry to just use what I had so oh well!)

I bought picture hanging Command strips and put them on the backs and stuck it all to the cabinet!

command strips

Command Large Picture-Hanging Strips, Black, 16-Strip

I bought a bunch of Melissa & Doug Magnets and the same Leap Frog toy Liz had!


Melissa & Doug Magnetic Wooden Shapes and Colors


LeapFrog Fridge Phonics Magnetic Letter Set

Now my daughter has her own little magnet play space! Eventually she can even write on it with chalk!





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