Awhile ago I saw these adorable magnets over at servingpinklemonade. I pinned the idea and have had it in my project to-do drawer for many months. I thought it would be a great thing to whip out while I'm making dinner and my preschooler is begging for attention, not to mention a great learning tool! So I finally finished them and all of my boys have liked playing with them. Probably my preschooler least of all, but I'm hoping that will change once I sit down and play with him. But we'll see... Part of parenting is figuring out what works with each child since they are all so different!
Anyhow, I had fun coloring them with my colored pencils while watching my favorite TV shows, "Elementary" and "Castle". But you can also print out a colored version or let your kids have fun coloring them! Then I modge podged some cut up magnets- you know the kind you get tons of advertisements on in the mail, etc. And then I laminated them. I think they turned out really cute!