Almost everyone can remember reading the rhyming and imaginative books of Dr. Seuss as a child. Some of his stories like The Cat in the Hat, Green Eggs and Ham and How the Grinch Stole Christmas have become so well-known that many of us can probably recite pieces of them by heart.

Dr. Seuss, whose real name is Theodor Seuss Geisel would have turned 111 on March 2nd. To mark the famous writer’s birthday, teachers, celebrities and many others are celebrating by reading his stories and doing Seuss-themed activities. If you have some old Dr. Seuss books, here’s a neat glass magnet tutorial to try.

Supplies

  • Magnets
  • Glue
  • X-acto knife
  • Mod Podge
  • Glass Marbles

Steps

  1. Take your clear marbles and place them on a flat work surface. You can find these at most craft stores.
  2. Rip out a page from an old book. We know destroying a book for the sake of making a magnet may seem like an awful idea, so we suggest only using books that are already damaged. You can also use some Dr. Seuss printables instead.
  3. Place the marble on the page or sheet on top of the piece that you want to use as the magnet. For instance, character faces and/or quotes are great parts to use for a magnet.
  4. Cut around the marble and the piece with the X-acto knife. This way the sizes match up easily.
  5. Once the paper is cut, glue it to the back of the marble with the Mod Podge. Let dry and secure it with another layer.
  6. When it dries again, glue on your strong magnet.

Place the magnets on a fridge or magnetic board to hang up notes and other items. How are you celebrating Dr. Seuss Day? Feel free to share your DIY projects with us in the comments.

Photo by Greg Williams