Faux Sand Art Craft
Have your little toucan make "cereal sand" with some fruity loops!
- A big box of Froot Loops:Or similar multicolored cereal. Yes, it can be stale. No, it cannot be soggy.
- Zipper bags:In whatever size your child's hands can manage.
- Empty jars or bottles:Something that will properly display the layered cereal creation: emptied and cleaned baby food jars, plastic water bottles or clear containers. Find them around the house or pick them up at a dollar store.
- Baby wipes or wet paper towels:To easily clean up any powder spills.
- Empty the Froot Loops onto a table, countertop or anywhere the kids and the vacuum can reach.
- Have the kids sort the cereal by color. Place each color into its own baggie (or two if you have two kids and are concerned about divvying it up fairly).
- Help the kids seal each baggie and then let them go to town crushing the cereal into a fine powder.
- Next, help them pour the powder into the jar, bottle or container, creating layers to resemble colored sand.
- Fill to the top for a (more) permanent faux sand creation or leave some room so the kids can tip the bottle and see their art change and take on new beauty.
- If all else fails, empty the bags into a bowl of milk and surrender the crafty afternoon to a spoon!
- Ready to move on to the real thing? Let the kids loose with real sand with this Sand-Art Bottle craft from NickJr.com