To conclude our unit on magnets, we created Paper Plate Magnet Mazes. We started with our wand magnets to move the object through the maze from the bottom of the paper plate and challenged each other to complete each others mazes. The kids loved these so much and wanted to take them home, so I found button magnets to take home, which worked as well as the wand magnets.
We got the idea from this Cakies website. Instead of a protractor we made 5 circle templates. A parent helper traced the circle templates on the paper plates. The students then erased random openings and added stops. Then they designed a center and object to go through the maze and taped a paperclip to the back of the object.