As I was preparing everything for an upcoming holiday I started to take out some of our busy bags that we might need. It was then I decided that, although we have nice collection of busy bags, it was time to add something new to the set. I had bought a couple of magnetic sheets back in September, and now seemed like a perfect time to turn them into a magnetic geometric busy bag.

Make sure you follow my busy bag board on Pinterest for more ideas.  Don’t forget to save the pin for later. 

You will need:

  • Sticky back magnetic sheets (available on amazon.co.uk)
  • Paper
  • Ruler
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • A metal case like an old pencil case

magnetic geometric busy bag

Stick the paper to the magnetic sheets. If you are using a sheet that has an adhesive side you wont be able to remove the paper once it has been stuck down, so make sure it goes on right the first time. I did strips of different coloured paper so that I could get a wider selection of coloured pieces at the end.

Using the busy bag while waiting for her brother to finish swimming

Using the busy bag while waiting for her brother to finish swimming

Draw your shapes onto the paper and then cut them all out.

I am so glad that I made this one when I did as it proved to be such a hit with both charges. If you don’t want to make it into a magnetic geometric busy bag, then the using them on the fridge would be a great way to keep little ones entertained when you need to cook.

magnetic geometric busy bag

She made a whole sweet shop

Pin for later:

Magnetic geometric busy bag for kids.

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Nanny Anita
Norland Nanny

Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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