DIY Colorful Magnetic Board - Engineer Mommy
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Summer is officially here! The temps are soaring, the kids are out of school, and we spend a lot of time outdoors. With the upcoming July 4th holiday, we’re gearing up for a little celebration with family & friends. We’re all looking forward to some yummy grilled food & some great company. As much as we enjoy spending time outdoors during summer, we also try to avoid the heat of the midday sun. After all, there’s nothing better than heading indoors into a cool, air-conditioned space when the sun is blazing outside! To keep my kids entertained indoors, I made this easy DIY Colorful Magnetic Board. Keep reading for the full tutorial on this magnetic board, as well as the details on why we love using Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™ and Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder for our toddler.

Want a sneak peek at the DIY Magnetic Board I made? Here it is!

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

Notice how the board is composed of two different colors. I designed it that way to create a designated space for each of my children to play on the board. If you’re designing this for one child, feel free to use one color. If you’re designing this for three children, feel free to use three colors.

Now, let’s get right to the tutorial for this Colorful Magnetic Board!

This is what you’ll need:

large oil drip pan (from the car care section of Walmart)

painter’s tape

spray paint

permanent mounting tape

colorful duct tape (optional)

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

1. First, I applied painter’s tape around the border of the oil drip pan. This will create a cute metallic border on the finished product.

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

2. I spray painted half of the board with a light pink color. It’s not necessary to worry about a sharp line at this point. During the next step, we will be creating a more sharp division between the colors.

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

3. Then, I applied some painter’s tape down the center and spray painted the other half of the board with a turquoise blue color.

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

4. I then removed the painter’s tape from the edges of the oil drip pan. I also placed a long strip of colorful duct tape down the middle of the pan. I think this adds a bit of visual interest to the board and helps to further define the border.

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

5. On the back, I placed about 10-15 squares of permanent mounting tape all over the board.

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

6. I hung this up right on the wall in my younger daughter’s room. Of course, I placed it at a low level so that it’s easy for the kids to reach the board. I love the way this came out!

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

This board makes a great spot to hang some art masterpieces created by my little artists! I also added various alphabet magnets for plenty of spelling play time.

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

It didn’t take too long before a few little ones found their way to this board! They loved moving the letters and numbers around. My older daughter was working on her spelling, while my younger one was creating a simple pattern with the different colors.

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

DIY Colorful Magnetic Board

Play time is always so much fun and I love seeing how my kids’ creativity & imagination come to life. However, play time always results in hunger around here. And when it comes to nourishing my toddler for a busy day of playing, we love using Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder. It’s available in four different varieties: Original, Non-GMO, Sensitive, Vanilla. I love that it’s such an easy way to help balance my toddler’s diet, since it includes over 25 essential vitamins & minerals.

Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder

Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder

The Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder features OptiGro, which is actually specially formulated to support brain, eye, and physical development. All I have to do is add it to some water in her sippy cup! Please note that this product should only be used with water. If you’d like to try Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder, look for it at your local Walmart and at Walmart.com.

Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder

Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder

When it comes to boosting the nutrition of my toddler, we also love the Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™ packets. These packets provide nutrients to support a little one’s growth and development as they enter toddlerhood. Please note that this product does not affect the texture of the food.

Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™

Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™

These packets are so convenient and portable. I can easily bring one of them with me on-the-go. Each single-serving packet adds essential nutrition (protein, fiber, and essential vitamins & minerals) to the foods my baby already enjoys. Please note that this product may not be mixed with liquid.

Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™

Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™

The Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ packets are not a replacement for healthy eating- these packets should be incorporated into foods that are wholesome and nutritious. I love to add this to some of my daughter’s favorite foods, such as oatmeal! Use one Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™ packet for one serving (or ½ cup of food). Look for Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™ at your local Walmart and at Walmart.com.

Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™

Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™

You can find both of these products (Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™ and Go & Grow by Similac® Milk Based Powder) in the baby care aisles of your local Walmart store.
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Alternatively, you can order these products online at Walmart.com. I love the convenience of that!
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Before you head to the store, I have a special Ibotta offer to share with you. Earn $3.00 with the purchase of any size of Go & Grow by Similac® Mix-Ins™.

Now, learn what makes the Go & Grow by Similac® Food Mix-Ins™ unique and tell me: How do you boost your toddlers’ nutrition? Do you have any special plans for the upcoming Fourth of July holiday? Have you ever made a Magnetic Board for your child?







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25 Responses to “DIY Colorful Magnetic Board”

  1. What a great idea this is. I remember when my kids were little that they loved to play with the magnetic letters I had on the fridge, so I am sure this would have been a big hit, too!

  2. I wish we could always still young enough to enjoy this kind of thing. I would’ve loved to make something like this it’s so creative.

  3. I love DIY projects to do with my nieces. This one will be perfect for them. Thanks!

  4. What a fun DIY! My kids always loved magnetic boards. They would play with magnetic letters all day when they were little.

  5. That is a cute DIY project. I could definitely do this for my daughter’s college dorm room. It would be stylish and functional.

  6. Love your magnetic board – very versatile and will last a long time with your little ones. I will have to let my SIL now about this toddler drink.

  7. OH this is super cute. Thanks for sharing, I think it would make a cute craft idea!

  8. Oh this is awesome, I will have to try to make this! I love magnetic boards!

  9. This is such a neat idea. I’d love to have one for a kids room. I love the two colors!

  10. I LOVE a good DIY project (especially useful crafts!). That DIY Colorful Magnetic Board turned out so cute.

  11. This is such a great idea! I bet the kids love this – as I was reading, I was thinking – this would be great for the older kids too and even adults over a desk space! Love it!

  12. i have always loved magnetic boards. i am glad that they are still being used.

  13. Oh, an oil drip pan – how clever! This is something I never would have thought of, what a fun and useful project.

  14. This is so clever. I only wish my great grandchildren lived near so that I could make one for each of the 3 year olds. You are so ingenious.

  15. Such a great DIY craft – my boys would love this!

  16. That is a really cute idea. I bet my kids would love to have one of these boards made for them.

  17. This DIY colorful magnetic board is and awesome idea and a lot of fun for the little ones. I will have to share the information about the Go & Grow by Similac Milk Based Powder and Food Mix Ins. Thanks for sharing the colorful magnetic board idea.

  18. What a cute magnetic board!! I could see this coming in handy for new college freshmen in dorm rooms!!

  19. What a great craft idea, this would be a win in both of my kids room. They like to hold on to things that don’t required an actual picture frame. This would be a great way to have them and change as they like.

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