Thursday, October 9, 2014

DIY Metallic Magnet Letters


I use magnet letters for all kinds of activities in my classroom so they are almost always on my shelves.  While I find them invaluable, I'm not so fond of the bright colors.  I found a way to make my magnet letters a little more aesthetically appealing, and I can't believe how easy it was.

I have three words for you: Metallic Spray Paint. Seriously, why did I not think of this before?! All I did was spray my plastic magnet letters with three coats of chrome spray paint (I let each coat dry before spraying on another coat).


The final result is stunning, and my students couldn't wait to use them!


I will admit that the paint chips pretty easily (preschoolers don't tend to be the most gentle with materials...) So you may want to sand your letters down, or consider spraying them with a primer specifically designed for plastic.  All in all it's a pretty cheap project that really packs a big punch!

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