Thursday, May 9, 2013

Magnetic Bottle Lids/caps play: 100 Days of Play

We love collecting recyclables, Junk and we have a collection of bottle lids/caps. I store them, they are easy to find and fun to play with. Magnetic stuffs are our all time favorite and this time we created Magnetic bottle lids.
Magnetic bottle lids are perfect to create/recreate collages on a cookie tin lid/ Cookie tray. We also played fishing game with bottle cap magnets.

Magnetic Bottle lids Collage

Materials Used:

Magnetic Bottle lids:

Bottle Lids
Adhesive Button Magnets (I bought them from Walmart. You can also use non adhesive circle magnets and Hot glue them)

For the play:
Cookie Tray/Cookie Tin
Magnetic Bottle lids

Generally I store the Fridge Magnets, Magnetic Pom poms, craft sticks and the bottle caps in the Cookie boxes. That way we can upcycle the cookie boxes, Store/organize the magnetic stuff in a box. No need to search for a cookie tray, you can use the cookie box lids for the magnetic play. The boxes are easy to carry along for road trips

Steps overview:

Remove the foam adhesive stickers and stick the magnet to the flat side of the bottle lids. If you are using non-adhesive magnets, use a strong glue and glue the magnets.

Magnetic Bottle lids, for added fun create a whole bunch!

Now time for play!

I was thinking to create collages/patterns of bottle lids. But my daughter got reminded of the fishing game we made. So we caught the Magnetic bottle lid fishes with the metal end of scissors

Fishing bottle lids with Child safe Scissors(Warning: Play under adult supervision)

Place the bottle lids with the magnetic side facing upwards and catch them with the metal end of scissors

Got you fish!

Magnetic bottle lid play

Magnetic Bottle lid Fishing game:

My daughter got so excited that we scattered the bottle lids on a play mat and started fishing with our DIY fishing pole

After all the fishing play, we created few patterns with the magnetic Bottle lids


We used magnetic bottle lids, magnetic craft sticks, magnetic paper leaf

Happy Face:


Magnetic pom poms, bottle lids, magnetic tree trunk

Stay tuned and check out how we converted the magnetic bottle lids to a fun educational alphabet play!

We are taking part in the 100 days of play blog hop co-hosted by Sun Scholars and Life at the Zoo, the blog Hop combines 100 blogs from around the world and 100 days to showcase simple ways to play. This post was part of the blog hop.

Do stop by and check out the simple ideas shared on how to connect with your children through play! New ideas shared each day from 4/1 – 7/20!

100 Days of Play


  1. I love that you are using recycled items to make something new and fun to play with. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing in our 100 Days of Play! Your post has been linked and shared!

  2. I love the versatility of this. Have pinned it on my ZingZingTree board

  3. I love this idea for a introduction to Parts of a Flower! Lovely! Thank you! ~ Marnie (Carrots Are Orange)

  4. Magnets are so fun and it makes it even better that you thought of three ways to play with these magnets. I have a drawer full of bottle lids that I've been waiting to use until I find just the right project. I think I just found it! :)

  5. Thanks for sharing this idea on the Sunday Showcase. I featured it this week on my blog and pinned to our Pinterest board.

  6. So clever! I need to start saving up our bottle caps!

  7. So clever! I need to start saving up bottle caps!

  8. I love this idea! I've been saving bottle caps and this would be a great use for them :) Pinning!