Creative Teacher Blog Hop


This week I am teaming up with some crafty bloggers participating in a “one for you and one for me” blog hop.  They have created some eye catching one of a kind crafts for you to win!  Each blogger is duplicating their craft…so not only will they have an adorable craft… so will YOU!  So be sure to visit each blogger’s website!

It has been quite some time since I attempted to be crafty, and I wanted to create something useful for the classroom.  I found this idea on Pinterest. You can find the original pin here.  What I decided to create was a beach themed DIY Magnetic Dice Holder crafted from a cookie sheet.

DIY Magnetic Dice Holder

Here are the directions for how I created my project.

Supplies for DIY Magnetic Dice Holder

Supplies: Metal cookie sheet (Dollar Tree), Mod Podge CS11302 Original 16-Ounce Glue, Matte Finish, paintbrush or sponge for application, 2 sheets of 12″x 12″ scrapbook paper, magnetic buttons, ribbon, hot glue gun, scrapbook embellishments/stickers (optional), and clear food storage containers.  Glad makes a set of 8 perfect mini round containers.  I found this set of 10 at the Dollar Tree for a dollar!  They come in round or rectangle shapes.  You will need a metal hole punch or clips to hot glue on the back as a method of attaching the ribbon for hanging. Of course, don’t forget the DICE!


DIY Magnetic Dice Board

Initially I used a spray adhesive to attach the paper to the cookie sheet, but realized the Mod Podge is perfect for that.  I applied the Mod Podge as an adhesive and as a top sealer.  Be sure to fill in all the cracks. 

DIY Magnetic Dice Board

Try to keep your paper as smooth as possible. Once it starts to adhere, you can’t move the paper without tearing it!  After drying overnight, I applied a coat to the back as an adhesive sealant also. Later I added my beach themed stickers, and applied another coat of Mod Podge.

Dice Magnetic DIY Board

Hot glue magnet buttons on the tops of your containers.  Fill them with dice.  Voila’, you have the perfect go to board for dice! Keeping the dice in containers will end the throwing dice across the table wars!  You and your students will save time with easy access to needed dice for math and reading activities/games.  

I am excited to hang this in my classroom and hope you are too!  Be sure to enter the rafflecopter below for your chance to win the matching DIY Magnetic Dice Board shown above. The containers are included, but you will need to use your dice to fill them.  

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Continue on to the next stop for another opportunity to win a great craft from Jennifer at Love Teaching Kids! 


Thank you for stopping by my blog.  Come back for more giveaways and teaching ideas!  I love hearing from you, so please comment below.

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