December 2016

  1. A-MAZE-ing Race: Make This Paper Plate Magnet DIY!

    A-MAZE-ing Race: Make This Paper Plate Magnet DIY!
    Want to impress your friends and amaze your enemies? This magical magnet maze is not only super fun, but a great opportunity to express your creativity. It’s part-puzzle, part-toy, and all do-it-yourself! Continue reading →
  2. The One with the Magna Doodle

    The One with the Magna Doodle
    The Magna Doodle, a magnetic drawing toy, was invented in 1974 and consists of a drawing board, magnetic pen and magnetic shapes. Although the Magna Doodle was a popular toy when it first hit the shelves of local toy stores in the 70’s, its popularity really spiked in the 90’s due to its recurring role in the TV series, Friends.   Continue reading →
  3. Repurpose an Old Filing Cabinet with Magnets

    Repurpose an Old Filing Cabinet with Magnets
    Filing cabinets are disappearing from the modern office. Most people find that there’s no reason to keep the bulky, metal storage shelves around when everything can be stored online with less clutter. This means there are plenty of inexpensive filing cabinets in good condition that you can upcycle and put to good use. Here’s how you can use some paint and neodymium magnets to turn an old filing cabinet into a charming kitchen island: Continue reading →
  4. DIY Tic Tac Fridge Magnets

    DIY Tic Tac Fridge Magnets
    How many times have you been in the middle of cooking, trying to finish up a recipe when you can’t find the cumin? Or when you were pulling a cake out of the oven and quickly needed a toothpick to check if it was done or not, but had no idea where you put them? Well, we are about make your life a whole lot easier! Continue reading →
  5. DIY Holiday Poinsettia Magnets

    DIY Holiday Poinsettia Magnets
    When you think of the holiday season, a few pictures may pop up in your in head that are related to this time of year: candy canes, Santa Claus, snow and presents (to name a few!). Just like these examples, beautiful poinsettias are the flowers most associated with the holidays. Continue reading →
  6. The Magnetic North Pole

    The Magnetic North Pole
    As the holidays approach, the North Pole gets a lot more attention. This might have something to do with the bearded guy in the red suit allegedly living up there and making toys. Santa Claus aside, there are many fascinating facts about the North Pole you may not know. And guess what—many of them involve magnetism! Here’s a look at just a few of the ways magnets and magnetism feature in the great white north. Continue reading →
  7. DIY Magnetic Gingerbread House

    DIY Magnetic Gingerbread House
    It’s that time of year again, the temperatures are lowering and the sun is setting earlier and earlier by the day. Now that Thanksgiving is behind us, it’s time to get into the winter holiday spirit. One tradition you may have is making gingerbread houses with your family, and if you’re over the mess or too far away from your family, we have the perfect solution for you! Whether you’re old or young, this holiday season can bring you a new gingerbread house every day of the month December! Instead of making a traditional gingerbread house, create one that can be hung on your refrigerator: Continue reading →
  8. DIY Magnetic Tea Light Snowmen

    DIY Magnetic Tea Light Snowmen
    Decorating for the holidays can either be really fun or super stressful! If you have a small amount of time to get things done, it can be easy to find yourself running around like a chicken with its head cut off. On the flip side, if you have a family that is very eager, then it may seem like the holidays can’t come soon enough. To help those in both of these categories we’ve put together a simple DIY snowman that will help those with little time, as well as those with spare time! Continue reading →
  9. DIY Glow in the Dark Galaxy

    DIY Glow in the Dark Galaxy
    You might remember decorating your ceiling with glow in the dark stars and planets as a kid. At night, you’d look up and have a glowing galaxy all to yourself. With magnets, the possibilities for your glowing galaxy can go beyond your bedroom ceiling. Here are a few ways you can repurpose those plastic, glow-in-the-dark stars: Continue reading →
  10. The Phenomenon of Magnetic Reconnection

    The Phenomenon of Magnetic Reconnection
    Our sun’s surface is a volatile place, to say the least. A mass of incandescent gas, a gigantic, nuclear furnace that churns out some of the hottest plasmic substances in the galaxy. All of this superheated matter gives off energy as well as creates super powerful magnetic fields. During a solar flare, the sun heats elements like hydrogen to its plasma state, causing its magnetism to go into overdrive, which leads to magnetic reconnection. Continue reading →

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