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Re: Light tables


Date: Sun Apr 13 2003 - 21:14:45 PDT

Hmmmm.....what did I spend 150 bucks on this year that has been GREAT???
I KNOW! I set up a big bucket of Magnet sculpture parts (magnets and
all SORTS of metal hardware/junk that would stick together to make found
object sculpture withthese magnets) I started out with 4 different sets
of scrap metal sculptures....each cost about 20 bucks, from Texas Art
Supply toy department. These sets gave me a wonderful/eccentric variety
of metal pieces in strange and unusual shapes, and lots of tiny and very
powerful magnets. Then I went to the hardware store and essentially
walked up and down the aisle with a magnet looking for anything that it
would stick to that I could add to this box of scrap metal sculpture.
I now have a LARGE box of scrap metal sculpture that a group of 5 kids
can gather around and share, as they build some INCREDIBLY creative
things in their free time, when they finish early!!!!! They never get
tired of this game, and they build some wonderful things with it. At
the end of the day, the things they build go on display until someone
else wants to use it/has time. This activity provides a great "free
draw" activity! I have photographed some of the creations that they
have put together with these parts and they are fabulous. Next year I
want MORE!