Friday, July 27, 2012

Magnetic Mosaic Pictures

A new creative activity for kids, magnetic mosaic picture makers, are a fun craft. If you have not seen these, they are made by the Orb Factory, and are kits that include Magnetic foam pieces. The pieces come in various colors, and kids can follow templates to match the pieces and colors to the right spot. After completing, they have a great picture that they can recreate as many times as they like.

These magnetic picture kits are ideal for kids from 3 to 8 years old. The kits help younger kids learn colors and numbers as they work through the craft. It also helps them develop patience, and a fondness for accomplishing a task. It is a project they will need to concentrate on to complete, but it's fun too. And for parents, this is a quiet activity, for the much needed down time. Having kids in the house, there is certainly not much quiet otherwise.

Magnetic picture kits also come in metallic foam pieces, which are ideal for older kids, who enjoy this activity too. These kits are more complex, and are for kids from 7 to 15 years old. They are great crafts for helping children develop fine motor skills, as they work with the small foam magnets. And kids really love playing with magnets.

The kits come with up to 20 design templates, or kids can make up their own magnetic pattern with the foam pieces. But also, the manufacturer is offering free templates on their website, which are printable.

Overall, Magnetic mosaic picture makers are an inexpensive, fun toy option, and something different to try. Rather than spending money on a toy they can only enjoy once, this can be used many times. And, for under , it's a craft they will be happy to receive.