For this project, we summoned all our imaginative powers to create a special land or adventure place we would like to travel. We traveled these space with little magnetic characters, also of our own creation.

  • Sturdy Paper Plates
  • Markers
  • Paintbrushes (optional)
  • Magnets
  • Big Popsicle Sticks
  • Hot Glue and Gun

platemagnets1 Here is our lovely intern, Julia, sharing with the class how to magically turn markers into paint. The trick is to use washable markers, and just water on a paint brush. It allows the marker to bleed and fill in white space between the lines.
platemagnets2 Once the premise of the project was explained, the students had free reign to create any kind of space. Some chose actual space!
platemagnets4 While some others were a little abstract. Students also created their own characters.

Other students used some printed shapes as inspiration or as a helpful reminder on how a boat or car might look.



platemagnets7 We used glue to adhere the magnet to the character and one to the popsicle stick! Make sure before  you glue that the exposed sides of the magnets are attracted to each other.