Expression Face Magnets DIY

Monday, September 21, 2020

 I've always found it interesting how expressive eyebrows are. Maybe it's because I draw a lot of faces, and a slight tilt of an eyebrow can change a character from normal to "determined and a little angry" in 2.5 seconds. It could also just be the fact that I can't raise just one eyebrow at a time and therefore I often find myself with extreme eyebrow envy. Whatever the reason, through my years I've learned to watch for the tilt of a brow or the quirk of a mouth to read people's emotions. 

Obviously, my almost-three-year-old has only the beginnings of these skills. I know its something he will develop over time, but I thought I could help him along with this fun little toy! With a few basic shapes, you can show a wide range of emotions. Also, you can just make silly faces, which is just as important.

Sticky Back Magnet Sheets
Metal Pan or Magna Doodle



Step one: Cut out your patterns. Feel free to use the image above as a template, or freehand it!

Step two: Trace the pattern onto the back of the magnet sheets. If you plan on using these as magnets you will need two each of the long trapezoid, the small half oval, the eye shape, and the circle.

Step three: Cut out your shapes.

Step four: Peel off the back of the magnet and attach it to paper. Trim it to size.

And that's it! This simple craft took me about 20 minutes to make. I had so much fun challenging myself to create as many expressions as I could!

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