Mama Diaries

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Marble Art

I like going in to my son's classroom to help out.  It's always fun to see what kind of projects first graders do.  Today's project was an art experiment with marbles, paint, and magnets.

"You don't mind working with paint, do you?" the teacher asked.

I shook my head. "No, I like working with paint," Then I thought about it for a second and added, "As long as there are plenty of hand wipes!"

The teacher grinned.  She gave me plenty of hand wipes.

The kids marched out to where I had everything set up.  I explained how to move the marbles with the magnets through the paint, to create gorgeous masterpieces.

They had a great time making splat marks and squiggly lines on the paper.  After talking about magnets, and colors, I asked the kids what they thought they created.

"A mess," said one kid.

"A blob," said another.

My kid?  "A blazing red sunset with a Pokemon ball."

Wow.  Does he have an imagination, or what?

(And yes, I used almost the entire container of hand wipes - on myself!)



  1. Can't beat pokemon, I wonder what one will pop out.

    1. I think he said Luaga was in it. I can't be sure. I don't know how he keeps track of all of those pokemon characters!

  2. That's wonderful that your son saw something in his artwork. He has a great imagination.

    I remember my son being into Pokemon, big time, when he was younger. (He is now 19). They've been around for a long time.

    1. That's amazing. I wonder if my son's son will be playing with Pokemon when he's a kid.

  3. It's so nice of you to help out at the school. I miss those days, but I would've never been so brave with the paint. It's great that your son is so creative.