Thursday, February 26, 2009

Time to Play Thursday: Sand Art

We love Fruit Loops in our house. They're yummy, bright, and make great sand art.

What you need:
Big bowl of Fruit Loops
Ziploc bags
Rolling pin
Baby food jar (or similar small jar)

1. Separate Fruit Loops by color. This takes awhile, but it's a good way to teach colors and sorting skills.

2. Place colors into separate Ziploc bags. Using rolling pin, smash until a fine powder is all that's left. Be careful though not to break the bag-I made that mistake.

3. Pour each color into jar, layering them as you go.

4. Seal jar tightly. You can put a tiny bit of glue around the edge of the lid if you are worried about anyone dumping it on the floor.

5. Display proudly!


petit said...

What a good idea, thanks for sharing!

Kim @ What's That Smell? said...

Looks like i am going to go buy a box of Fruit Loops, my son would love this. From the smashing to the creation of art! Thanks for sharing this.

Cascia said...

Looks like a cool craft. I might have to try that one with my little ones. Thanks for sharing!

Chrissy said...

Oh how fun! That's a great idea. Much better than actual sand. Very cute!

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Trish said...

I never would have though to use cereal for sand. Great idea!

Cindi ~ Moomettesgram said...

This looks like so much fn ~ always looking for new ideas for my 2 yr old granddaughter, 'Lil Moomette!

Melinda said...

very cute!!! thanks for sharing