I wondered about magnetic poetry. Would it be cheating if I used this as a tool to write? Is it my own work or whoever chose the words to put in the kit? Finally I came to the point of making my own; however that was before I purchased my Vampire themed kit. Sometimes you find magnetic words in frames that you can use the frame for a picture and use the words to make a caption, so I just used those to make my own kit, below, I have one or 2 of them.
Make your OWN magnetic POetry Kit - photo& poem by me!
Strapped for Cash, or just can't find 1 magnetic poetry kit you like?
Well depending on the room you have and your resources, you can make your own magnetic poetry kit.
Mine is above, the 2 types that make up the 'poem' at the top of the picture were magnets from some Lisa Frank set I got awhile back, and those that are the plain ones in that same area all i know is they came in a magnetic frame for a dollar. Then among some of my stuff I found some word stickers, and I had a package of magnetic sheets and I just stuck them to it & cut them out. Instant Kit, using a small cigar tin.
*colored Pens, markers, pencils crayons etc. Paints if you want
*magazine/newspaper fonts clippings & pictures
*Color Printer to Print words in different fonts & colors off the computer
*different color & designs
For a BIG kit
*3x5 index cards (1-2 packs of white & maybe a pack of each multi color)
*3x5 index card box.
* altoids box (regular size)
*print out words no taller than the width or length of your tin)
I think the easiest one to make is from 3x5 index cards, & get an index card box. You can leave the full card together or cut them in half. Use some white cards with any words you'd like. (try getting family, friends maybe even some co-workers in on it. Have them write some words down on index cards so that you'd have different print & script styles) use colored markers, crayons, pencils etc. If they can draw well ask them if they can also draw the word on the card etc. If you want the word fire, use a font from the computer print it out & in black & white & f the white part is the flames you can color it with pencils a little bit on red yellow & orange, or if you can find the word fire, that LOOKS like fire cut it out & paste it to the card!~ anything you can do to not only make verbal art but visual as well.
If it won't be much trouble you can even cut the 3x5 cards in half so you can have more words! Buy a pack of Magnet sheets, & cut into pieces and glue on back of Card. If you would like a wider card, try one of the larger index card sizes, cut them by width or down the middle or have a little bit of regular size & a variety of cut shapes. The idea is to have fun & make it visual art as well.
You can make a game of it when friends & family come over.
Someone (family/friend) puts a word on the table or a large enough magnetic surface, and you go around the guests whichever way you want.
To make things interesting.. You can Use a die or numbered wheel form a board game & assign a number to each word type..Noun, adjective, verb & so on...So let's say 1 is a verb the player may put out the word run... etc)
The idea is that each person in the group (at least 3) picks one word & puts it out to make the poem.
-Minimum of 5 lines, in the poem of however many words in a sentence.
have any more ideas for the game?
I've included the original & the sequal as well as a couple ones I would love in this section as well as following others
I've been wanting a magnetic poetry kit to just play around with for some time (have yet to get one) but it made me think
If 'I do write' a few poems with the kit. Am I really the writer as someone else put those specific words to use in the kit, and does really count as poetry. It might be cool as a writing prompt if you have a bit of writer's block but other than that....
I see it as this... When I get the inspiration to write a poem, it's all my idea (weather out of the blue or inspired from something I read etc) but I'm still writing it without help or forcing it. Magnetic poetry to me just seems like a way of forcing something that just isn't there. I don't want to rag on anyone but one could say Magnetic poetry is for those not (or just less than) talented in poetry.
I can see it as a visual tool, as a game of sorts for a group of people to make a story or poem out of, but as I said above as i write poetry the only thing I can see it as is a 'game' or writing prompt. Maybe it will help with ideas. Would I include what 'I write' with it in my poetry book... I really don't know maybe if I came up with enough to include in one book If it's one or 2 poems than maybe I might use the visual and try and include it as an illustration page taking a photo of it.
Have you ever used magnetic poetry & what are your thoughts? (Please answer to the following)
1 Are you really the writer, or is it more the person that made the kit?
2. Is it really poetry/ creative writing or just cheating,
3. Writing exercise? (to spark ideas)
4. Fun for the talented or just help for the talentless
5. (2 part question) If you were going to publish a book & have a few poems you wrote with the HELP of a Magnetic poetry kit would you
a. include it in that book & B. (if so) note it with the title as 'magnetic poetry' or not C.(If including in book) not write it in the book but use a photo you took of it to include in the book.
What is your opinion?
upon my Fridge
words hold on
they are there
when they start to move around
a writer playing
a family member leaving a messege
Magnetic Magnetic Poetry
You might also want to look up Word stamp kits as well, but it's stamps not magnetic poetry
a GREAT collection
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The StylingsClick thumbnail to view full-size
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- Cocktail Hour
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- Pick Up Lines
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- Romance Novel
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- My Friend
- Design Shapes
- Writer's Remedy
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- Wine Lover
- HEaling WOrds
- Juicy Couture
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