We use magnets for a  lot of our Letter of the Week activities, and counting etc.  My original set lasted for about two years before the pom-poms started falling off, so it was time to make more for the Teeny Tot since she’s starting to do preschool now.

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Making your own manipulatives is easy and fun! To make the homemade pom-pom magnets you’ll need the following items:

  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • 1 package of medium sized pom-poms (I found these in the craft isle at Wal-mart)
  • 1 package of magnetic buttons

 

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Directions:

Cover your working surface with a paper towel, or another disposable cloth to protect your counters.

Place a dab of hot glue on each magnet button, then immediately press a pom-pom onto the hot glue.

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Repeat this process until all of your magnets or pom-poms are used up!

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And that is, easy-peasy homemade pom-pom magnets that you can use to aid in color sorting, counting, LOTW magnet pages, and anything else you can think of!

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Hope you enjoy this easy do-it-yourself manipulative idea!

19 Comments

  1. I was wondering what happened to this post! I made these after seeing this post. I blogged about it then couldn’t find this post to link back to (I just linked to your site).
    Thanks for all your great ideas! All 5 of my boys love making pictures with the pom pom magnets!

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