This projects is both an excellent project to do with kids, and results in a fun object for the kids. Try out different containers for different effects (very small pieces in a CD case perhaps?) For the basic jar, go with multicolored pipe cleaners for maximum fun.
Things you’ll need:
Plastic container with a lid
Things to do:
1. Cut the pipe cleaners into enough 3/4 inch long to fill the container 1/4 of the way.
2. Seal the lid well and flip over.
3. Run the magnet along the outside, dragging the bits of pipe cleaner around to make crazy shapes.