Welcome to What’s in the Box Wednesday, today I’m doing it a bit differently and instead of showing all the boxes for a certain grade, I’m showing what was in our “Fun Box” that everyone received!


A nice reader led me to these super fun Orb Factory Magnetic Mosaics! I like that they are re-usable. We’ve done the Sticky Mosaics, which are also fun, but once they’re done, well, they’re done. And let’s face it, they’re not cheap, so this is a great alternative!

The only downfall is that the box came with enough to create 1 picture at a time, and with 2 kids trying to work simultaneously, well, you can see that there may have been a small issue.

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The other thing is that the sheets are VERY thin, so you have to be careful not to rip them. I am going to try and laminate them, but the magnets aren’t super strong, so I’m a little worried about whether they’ll still work. We’ll see…

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That said, we really did love these, and they still get pulled out frequently!

I bought mine at a local Michael’s store with a coupon of course!


  1. I recently found your blog and just wanted to say that as a new to homeschooling mom I find it inspirational (and SO informative). And on the mosaic front, my 4 year old dd did her first sticky mosaic on Monday. When I bought it I saw the magnetic one too and wondered about it. Sounds like it is going on my wish list :).

  2. Thanks for this great idea. I too like the reusable magnetic idea. One thing I thought that you may want to do if laminating makes it too difficult for the magnets to stick is to scan or copy the pages so that when a page becomes too worn out you can bring out the copy.


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