Each squid and accessory have magnets placed securely and strategically inside of them to enhance the fun of what you can do with these guys. This includes magnets on the backs so you can slap them onto large chunks of metal. For some reason this was always important for me to do with my own magnetic toys as a child. I based the accessories on the descriptions of the family so the neuroscientist Dad is holding a brain, the chorale member Mom has her music book. The daughter has butterfly wings while the baby got a moon and stars themed blanket.
The wings of course are also magnetic so I needed to make sure they looked good from either side. I sketched up a pattern and then cut all of the little shapes out by hand. They were cleaned up a bit after this photo and another set was made then green felt sandwiched in between.
I then went to town making it look like the squid family went to a department store photo studio to celebrate their new family.
I'm hoping the daughter enjoys her squid and her new brother.