Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Magnet Family Tree

I like to work in themes (if you haven't noticed). This week is family week, where we straighten out misconceptions like "Uncle Legrand doesn't have a mom."

Family Tree: designed by Bryan. Printed in color, laminated. Movable family pieces: 1 inch circle pictures of everyone in the family, glued under a 1 inch round glass marble (available at craft stores) and glued to a magnet.

**Update: I said this could be a fridge-type game. However, my kids already have dropped several of the marbles, which CHIP and leave GLASS SHARDS on the floor. I discovered this as G had one just inches from her mouth. So, I now recommend forgoing the magnets and just using the marble pieces. Use it on a table, or find plastic marbles.

8 comments:

cathy said...

seriously! cutest thing! again you make the rest of us feel like failures in the parenting world!!

Camillitary said...

You need to market this, that is ADORABLE. I want one!

Melinda said...

So cute! What a great idea. I might have to make one of these myself.

lisa said...

Can I order one now? Did one of your kids actually ask if Uncle LeGrand has a mom? Too funny! I think you should start a school. I would attend!

jodi said...

what a great idea! I'm using it.

Abbigail said...

Love it. I agree the magnets do fall and break. I have had similar problems with mine. I was given a set with all of the cousins faces for my daughter to have. She loved looking at them, but broke almost all of them.
Great tree design Bryan. You two never cease to amaze me!

Lili said...

This is amazing! I'm with Camille-I want one too! "Uncle LeGrand doesn't have a mom"?! Too funny-where did that one come from?

brooklyn said...

just came to your blog from quel's link and i'm so inspired! you are such a phenominal mom and person. hope you don't mind if i link you in my favorites and steal some of your ideas.

(p.s. you were in my printmaking class a million years ago and i liked your work then, too)