Last year, CSTL became involved in an afterschool program at a local elementary school. Once a week, we meet with a small group of kindergarteners and first graders after school and engage in hands-on STEM activities. One of our lessons this semester was about magnets. Magnets have so many functions and are used in incredible ways. We utilize magnets in navigation and transportation, as well as for simple tasks like attaching papers to the refrigerator. In our class, we explored the cafeteria to find metal objects that would attract magnets. This helped the students recognize what objects were metal, and which were not. To incorporate a bit of art into our lesson, we experimented with magnet painting. To do this, we placed a magnet wand under a piece of paper, and metal objects on the paper with droplets of paint, using the magnet wand to direct the magnets across the paper to create designs! Though they may most commonly be used as a household item, they can be applied in so many other creative ways.