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Magic Magnet Painting

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... 

Comments

  1. I've never seen that before. What a great idea! I love how excited he is in the video. :)

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  2. This is a wonderful idea! In my childhood we used to rub the magnet in sand and the magnet used to attract few minerals from sand. After that we used to remove all the minerals onto a paper and place the magnet below the paper. Drag the magnet and the minerals will move!

    Painting with that technique is brilliant! Thanks for sharing! Stopping by from "It's Playtime" link up

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  3. I love this! We will be trying this, thanks!

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  4. This is a new activity for me. Looks like great fun.

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  5. Oooh very good fun and so exciting!!!

    Thanks for sharing on Kids Get Crafty!

    Maggy

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  6. how fun is this! I have to jot this down - kids would LOVE this!

    Would love for you to share on the Sunday Showcase - it's still open!

    Bern
    http://momto2poshlildivas.blogspot.com/search/label/Sunday%20Showcase

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  7. That does look fun! I like this idea.

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