There’s a reason square and triangle magnet toys are so popular – there’s so much you can do with them!
At SUPA STEM, we love finding new ways to have fun with our Magnet Builders. With any set of magnetic shape blocks, there are literally hundreds of things you can build.
In general, we find our own kids can happily play and come up with their own creations for hours and hours (giving us plenty of time for a nice cup of coffee…or to join in and get creative ourselves!).
However, sometimes kids can need a little bit of inspiration to get their creative juices flowing.
That’s why we’ve put together this mega list of 63 magnetic block ideas that your kids will absolutely love! Check them out and be sure to bookmark this page to come back to whenever you need it.
63 Fun things to build with magnetic blocks
When it comes to any building blocks toys, having more pieces obviously allows kids to build bigger and more complex structures. If you currently have a smaller starter set at home, you might want to expand it to widen the possibilities.
Whichever magnetic kids blocks you currently have, just make sure that when it comes to purchasing more you opt for shapes that are compatible with all the major brands.
Whether you already have a bunch of magnetic squares and triangles at home or you’re just starting your collection, there are plenty of model building ideas here for sets both large and small!
We’ve also organised them by theme so you can quickly locate the designs you think your kids will love best.
Need more help? Check out our mega playlist of 50 magnetic building blocks instructions videos and watch amazing magnetic block creations appear before your eyes!
Here’s one of our faves:
Animal-themed magnetic blocks designs
If you’ve got animal-loving kids at home, they’ll love giving these ideas a go.
From sea to jungle to farm animals, there’s something here for everyone!
The cute little tail on this tortoise really adds a finishing touch!
2. Big fish
Create a colourful ocean fish using just triangles and squares.
Two hexagons made out of triangles are the key to this build.
4. Robot dog
Okay, so we just wanted to give one of our favourite animals wheels…but the end result is pretty cool, right?
5. Terrier dog
This little pooch is a great model idea for smaller magnetic shape sets.
Magnet triangles make perfect pointy fox ears!
Play around with your fox model a bit and you get…a pig!
Some cool engineering means that your magnetic blocks lamb should stay perfectly balanced on their pointy legs!
9. Small fish
A fun option if you have a smaller selection of pieces to work with.
This super cute butterfly is guaranteed to impress!
Another fun marine animal to make with your magnetic toy blocks.
12. Sausage dog
If two dog model building ideas weren’t enough, here’s another one!
Those isosceles triangles are perfect for making the wings!
This simple rabbit model has a cute little bunny tail.
Stack those square magnets high to make the neck!
This little cat could even be a kitten.
Mummy chicken or baby chick? You decide!
Just 10 magnetic blocks are needed to make this little mouse.
We loved making one of our favourite marine animals out of blocks!
20. 2D Dog
Making 2D shapes is a great way to get started with magnet blocks.
Vehicle and transport-themed magnet block ideas
An easy way to build a fun magnetic blocks plane.
22. Jet Plane
Do you kids need a challenge? Try this trickier jet plane idea!
Space-loving kids will enjoy creating this quick and easy rocket model.
24. Cement Truck
This magnetic blocks design takes a bit of practice, but the results are awesome.
If you only have magnetic squares, this model is perfect for you.
26. Mini Racer
One of the strongest and simplest ways to build a working magnetic toy car.
27. Hot Air Balloon
It looks gravity-defying – that’s the power of magnets!
Another more challenging build for confident kids.
Kids can play about with this design and customise it to design their own.
Kids who enjoy construction toys will like this magnetic blocks digger.
This colourful ship or boat won’t actually float, but it sure looks cool!
32. Small Rocket
Another easy magnetic blocks design for space enthusiasts.
See more magnetic blocks videos like this one here.
Buildings made from magnetic blocks toys
Your kids’ favourite toy figures can live happily in this magnetic house toy.
Or in colder weather, how about this igloo?
This easy hut design requires only 10 magnetic shapes pieces.
If princes and princesses are more your kids’ thing, how about this magnetic castle?
A few changes will turn your model rocket into a tower.
Kids can get creative and come up with endless castle, mansion and house designs.
39. Arch Bridge
The trick with this one is to build it on its side.
40. Tower Bridge
Another of our favourite designs – so fun and guaranteed to impress!
Add more squares and triangles to see how wide and high you can make your arch.
Adding in 4 isosceles triangle magnetic shapes transforms this tower into a windmill.
See if your kids can make their own little magnetic playground for their toy figures.
Building magnetic blocks shapes
We recommend building this model in two halves.
45. 4-Sided Star
Because model stars are not just for Christmas!
AKA how to say ‘I love you’ with magnetic blocks!
Once your kids have mastered this one, see how big they can make their pyramid by increasing the shapes on each side.
48. 2D Heart
An easy starter design for younger kids.
This 3D hexagon shape probably has an actual name – any mathematicians out there let us know!
Other triangle and square magnetic blocks designs
50. Sand Timer
Quick and easy, and a cool way to show off what magnetic blocks can do.
A smaller version of the trickier sphere model.
52. Box with Lid
Probably the simplest design in this list – just close the lid to make a cube.
Is this cool robot a hero or a villain? You decide!
It won’t record your big performance, but it’s a fun build nevertheless.
55. Wheeled Robot
Another family favourite at SUPA STEM HQ. Add in a magnetic block insert and use a dry wipe to give your robot a friendly face!
56. Gift Box
Let your kids make gifts out of their gift!
No squares needed for this one, just 8 magnetic triangles.
Make a Christmas decoration with a difference.
Fill in the squares using magnetic tile inserts (included with some Magnet Builders sets) and you can actually store little trinkets inside!
Make the petals all one colour, or create a rainbow design – it’s up to you.
61. 2D Robot
2D designs are a great way to get started with magnet blocks designs.
A simpler version of our bigger gift box idea.
We love how the colours of our magnetic building blocks really pop in this model idea!
Magnetic blocks instructions
So there you have it – 63 incredible ways to get creative with your set of magnetic shapes!
Your kids might enjoy the challenge of figuring out how to build these designs just by looking at the models.
However, if they want a little more help – or you’d just love to see these magnetic creations appear before your very eyes – check out our massive range of magnetic building blocks instructions videos.
Check out a sample below:
We hope your kids enjoy these creative magnetic building block ideas!
Make sure you check out the full playlist of videos + tons more activity ideas on our YouTube channel.