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I love coming up with new ways to display my kids’ art – from play blocks to any of these creative ideas. These glass tile magnets are yet another way to preserve your little artist’s masterpieces. They’re a fun way to recycle and show off those painted abstract paintings kids are so fond of making. Cut into little pieces, they magnify into pretty new art you can use to hang up new ones!

DIY Glass Tiles from Kids’ Art – Materials:

– Glass tiles (like these – note these are actually made of a clear strong plastic, but look just like glass so they’re safer and won’t break)

– Clear glue

– Your kids’ art

Magnetic tape


Step 1. Gather old art your child is okay parting with. Random painted or printed art works well.

Step 2. Cut the art into the size of your glass tiles.

Step 3. Apply clear glue to the glass tiles and adhere your cut out art squares, pressing firmly to release any bubbles. Allow to dry before applying the magnet.

Step 4. Now you want to cut out a piece of magnet and stick to the back of your tile. You’re done. Now wasn’t that easy? My 6 year old daughter and I made a bunch of magnets in a small amount of time.

Now we have a bunch of pretty magnets to hang up on the fridge and display new art!

What’s your favorite way to display your kids’ art? Check out more creative ideas for kids here!


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Agnes Hsu is a mom of three and has been inspiring parents and kids to get creative with easy activities and family friendly recipes for over 10 years. She shares her love for creative play and kids food to her 2MM+ followers online. Agnes' commitment to playful learning and kindness has not only raised funds for charity but also earned features in prestigious nationwide publications.