I decided to pair our magnetic bowl with pipe cleaners because they have a flexible metal spine that would be interesting to manipulate and create art with.
Before I introduced the activity to my son, I twisted the pipe cleaners in interesting shapes. Since the bowl I have is only 6 inches, the shapes had to be relatively small (there are also magnetic trays available if that suits you more).
Unfortunately my poor son has been sick with bronchiolitis (it has been rough!) But we had a few minutes to take out this activity and I am happy to say he calmly enjoyed investigating and experimenting with it. He put all the pipe cleaners on the bowl and turned it upside down, when to his amazement, all the pipe cleaners stayed on the bowl! I loved watching his face light up when he made that discovery 🙂 As for pictures, I only shot one because I was sitting close cuddling my sick little man as much as he would let me.