Magnet tiles (also called magnetic tiles or magnetic building blocks) are a fun and creative way to teach your children about shapes, colors, and counting. They can also be used for a variety of other purposes, such as playing games.

Kids love to build different models with their magnetic tiles, but sometimes they might need a little bit of inspiration.

That’s why we’re sharing 50+ awesome things to build with magnetic tiles!

Don’t have a set or want to expand yours? Check out SUPA Tiles here.

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What kinds of magnetic tiles ideas are included?

We’ve included a range of things to build with magnetic tiles, including geometric shapes, vehicles, animals and other creative designs.

Some of the ideas are super simple, and others are a little more challenging.

If your kids would like to try to make all these creations, we recommend starting with some of the simpler ones – especially if they are new to building with magnetic blocks.

Once they are more confident, they can always move on to some of the more challenging structures!

How many magnetic tiles do you need for these models?

Some of these magnetic building blocks ideas use only a small number of tiles and will be suitable for those with a very small collection.

All of the models in this mega magnet tile ideas list can be made with a 60 piece set like this one.

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50+ Cool things to build with magnetic tiles

To make it easier to look through this massive collection of magnet tile designs, we’ve put them into categories for you.

You’ll find separate sections for geometric forms, buildings, animals, transport, numbers and other creative ideas.

We’ve also included both 2D and 3D magnet tile building ideas too.

Younger children will love copying the 2D designs as a fun activity that develops their fine motor skills, shape recognition and more.

3D models are an awesome challenge for more confident and/or older children too.

Number-themed magnetic building tiles ideas

Let’s start off this guide to magnet tile designs with some number-themed ones.

Bear in mind that letters work just as well. Creating 2D letters and numbers with magnetic tiles can be a really great way for kids to practise recognising and producing these important symbols.

  1. The number 0
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2. The number 1

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3. The number 2

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4. The number 3

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5. The number 4

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6. The number 5

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7. The number 6

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8. The number 7

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9. The number 8

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10. The number 9

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Geometric magnetic tiles shapes

There’s really an unlimited number of geometric forms that can be made with magnetic tiles (both 2D and 3D).

Here are a few examples to get you started.

11. 4-Point star (2D)

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12. Hexagon (2D)

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13. Large triangle

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14. Rhombus

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15. Small triangle

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16. 4-Point star (3D)

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17. Cube

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18. Cuboid

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19. Diamond

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20. Heart (3D)

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21. Hexagon

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22. Large cube

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23. Pyramid

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Animal-themed magnetic building tiles ideas

Cute, cuddly or creepy – animals are always a fun magnet tile model idea.

Take a look at these models that are suitable for both younger and older kids.

You can also set older kids the challenge of seeing if they can make 3D versions too!

24. Bird (2D)

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25. Snail (2D)

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26. Whale (2D)

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The 3D structures in this list can be used to house your kids’ favourite toy figures for hours of fun!

27. 2-Storey house

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28. Castle (2D)

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29. House (2D)

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30. Little house (2D)

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31. Windmill (2D)

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32. 3-Storey house

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33. Barn

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34. Bridge

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35. Tower

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36. Train station

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Transport or vehicle-themed magnet tile ideas

The 2D models in this section of our list are super cute and fun to make, but we can’t resist adding wheels to the 3D creations to get them moving too!

Just make sure whichever set you purchase includes magnetic wheel bases.

37. Boat (2D)

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38. Plane (2D)

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39. Rocket (2D)

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40. Rocket 2 (2D)

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41. Car

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42. Jet plane

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43. Train

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44. Flower with stem (2D)

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45. Flower (2D)

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46. Ice cream (2D)

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47. Robot (2D)

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48. Fir tree

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49. Rocket (3D)

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50. Tent

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51. Slide

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52. Heart (2D)

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Other ideas for kids playing with magnetic building blocks toys

In this blog we’ve focused on sharing our favourite designs to build with magnetic tiles.

However, there are tons more ways to play with this amazing toy!

Check out this quick list of some of our top fun activities with magnetic tiles:

  • Place tiles on a sheet of paper (large or even a convenient card size work well) and trace around them to make shape recognition puzzles for kids to complete
  • Place the tiles on a light box, light table or against a brightly lit window on a sunny day – the effect is stunning!
  • Create geometric patterns that make an awesome temporary display (seasonal versions for Christmas, Valentine’s, Easter etc. can work great too, and can be quickly packed away once you no longer use them!)
  • Use magnetic tiles as a math centre activity – for example, you can measure, count, sort them and more.
  • Play with magnetic tiles alongside other toys to maximise opportunities for open-ended play. For example, make doll furniture for your kids’ dolls, or castles, houses and garages for their favourite toy figures and cars.
  • Harness your kids’ imagination in competitive games where they have to race to build the most creative models.
  • Hide tiles around the house and have your kids search for them. You can also have kids use them to make a specific model at the end (just make sure you collect up all the tiles at the end to make sure none are left lying about unsupervised).

What are the best magnetic tiles to buy?

Magnetic building blocks are exciting, engaging, versatile and guaranteed to inspire kids of all ages.

Just make sure that the set you purchase is high-quality and safety-tested. The last thing you want is for the tiles to break halfway through playing with them in their room or at school!

We’ve put together this helpful guide for parents and educators: The best magnetic tiles for kids: what to look for when buying.

If you’re thinking of buying your first set or want to expand your existing collection, make sure you read this first.

We hope this collection of over 50 things to build with magnetic blocks helps inspire your kids to have even more fun with their tiles.

Make sure you share this list with friends and family so they can have even more fun too!