Are you a Tetris fan or do you know one? This Tetris craft will amaze you! Tetris pieces magnets are quick and easy to make and to gift. Disclosure: this post contains affiliate links
When I was a kid, Tetris was COOL. Today, the game still has a charm as one of the classics, a pioneer in video gaming.
These Tetris-inspired magnets are both fun and functional. Use them on a locker, to stick memos on a fridge, or play around with them. They are easy and quick enough to make a few sets as gifts. They make a great party craft too, and are a perfect craft to entertain teens.
You can really be flexible with the beads you use, as long as they are square in shape, and lightweight like wood. Just pay attention to size: 10-12mm is my happy place for these.
One of my favorite things about this Tetris craft is that it spans so many ages. You can try it with children and adults of all ages – and they’re so much fun to make!
Supplies you need for the DIY Tetris magnets:
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- Square wooden beads
- The type of glue you use can vary, as wood is a very lightweight, porous material. For children I’d use tacky glue. Adults can use a glue gun, E6000 or wood glue. On my first batch, I used a mix of tacky glue and E6000, and on my second I used this wood glue that Elmer’s sent me to try – both worked great!
- The magnets I used are neodymium magnets that are dangerous for young children. You can use ceramic magnets which are safer (but still a choking hazard for young kids). On my second round making this tetris craft, I used ceramic – they’re not as strong, but you can cut them in half to fit.
Giving it as a gift? Turn it into a real cool “collector’s set” by giving it in a tin with a clear top. The magnets will stick to the bottom of the tin, holding it in place.
How to make the Tetris craft:
Watch the video below to see how I did it! Or, scroll down for the step-by-step tutorial.
Start by planning out your design. Lay it out without gluing.
Glue together the bead one by one. I tried to allow flat sides (without holes) to show as much as possible, but don’t worry if some sides with holes show too. It’ll look great anyway!
Once it’s completely dry, glue a magnet to the back. Allow it to dry again before using it.
Do you know a fan who would love this Tetris craft? Hit the share buttons to the left, and share the awesomeness! Comment below: Who will you make this for?
This post was originally published on May 31, 2015 and was updated when I made it again! I even added a video for you to enjoy 🙂