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    10.24.2013 / ARCHIVES, toys & games

    kidsonroof tatlin

    My parents were both school teachers, so we had no shortage of educational toys scattered about our home on any given day. One of my favorites were Tangrams – I fondly remember an entire summer dedicated to creating different animals from the colored triangles at my disposal.

    Now, a short 25-something years later, I still love the idea of creating something out of nothing. It’s so metaphorical – the idea of puzzles. That we’re all just doing the best with the pieces we’ve got, attempting to pull together a portrait that looks like something worth keeping around for a bit.

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    Naturally, these cardboard magnets from KidsonRoof caught my eye today – hundreds of individual magnets in beautiful colorways and shapes, ready to be pieced together into a fridge-worthy display.

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    Because whether we’re young or old, everyone just wants a spot on the fridge, you know?

    Set of 288 available for $36 at Amazon.

    p.s. More modern refrigerator magnet games.

    • The magnets look very cool. But I’m curious how well they would hold up, being cardboard. Do you know?

      • They look pretty thick, so I’m thinking they’d do well! But I haven’t purchased them – I’ll let you know if I do! ;)

    • These look so fun! I vacillate between wanting a completely clear and empty fridge door, and wanting to put up something interesting (magnets we’ve made, or an old magnetic poetry set, or kid masterpieces). There must be a good balance to be found there somewhere, but I haven’t achieved it yet… ;)

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