In the shop, I found a variety of nails, screws, and wire.
I collected paperclips, bobby pins, safety pins, and straight pins from the house.
Then, I cut up some colorful pipe cleaners.
I tossed them all together in a clean plastic bottle and glued the lid closed.
So far, Trip has not been super interested in using the magnet to make "monsters," but I think he will like it in the future. Some young friends who came over the other day enjoyed it, though.
It's fun to see how long of a string of little metal objects you can make. We have managed to make some pretty impressive ones!