One of my favorite art activities to do as a daycare teacher was magnet painting. I wanted to recreate the activity at home with Josiah but I kept hitting a couple road blocks: 1- no magnet wand and 2 - all our tables and trays seemed be too thick. A trip to our junk room (that's right, forget the drawer, we have a whole room) solved both problems. A random magnet super glued to a paint stick makes a great wand and the table/tray is just a shallow box glued to plastic cups.
|Materials Needed: Tray, Magnet Wand, Small Metal Objects, |
Washable Paint, Paper.
|Squeeze paint on to paper.|
|Drop a couple metal objects in to the paint & place the|
wand under the tray.
|Enjoy watching your objects "magically" fly around the paint.|
It's a little difficult to capture this activity in pictures so here's a short video...