Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Fruit Loops to Sand Art!

This is such a fun (and YUMMY) activity for kids! Start by having the kids separate the cereal by colors, and place them into ziplocs... Then give them rolling pins and let them crush away (you may want to put towels under the bags if your table isn't crappy.....I mean distressed like mine)...
Keep going until the loops are powdered...
And before you know it, you will have a rainbow of colored and edible "sand"....
Next you can choose to make pictures (like my kids did), or you can explore the endless possibilities of sand bottle art. Click HERE to see google images of so many fun ideas!
My kids first drew a pencil design. Then they filled in the spaces (one at a time) with glue...
My daughter's was inspired by the new show at Disneyland, "World of Color"...
We also really enjoyed watching YouTube videos of sand art performances. Click HERE to see those!


For a full list of parties I link to click HERE!

9 comments:

Trina said...

I love this idea! How clever! My kids are going to love this! Thanks for sharing!

Lyssa said...

wow a fun idea! my kids would love this!
I just started a couple of parties over at my blog, like for scrapbooking, recipes, organization and thrifty finds. I would love for you to join me!

Lyssa

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xo xo xo said...

This is GENIUS! My own kiddos are a bit too old for this but first chance I get I will be using it in the classroom...maybe on the last day of school. Thanks for the great idea!

Jen said...

What a great idea! My kids would LOVE this!

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cravingcolor said...

This is such a great idea! I loved sand art as a kid! I don't have any kids of my own, but I can't wait to do stuff like this with my nephew when he gets older!

Rachel Harwood said...

That is awesome! Thanks for linking up to For the Kids Fridays! I can't wait to see what you have to share next week!

:)rachel at SunScholars.blogspot.com

Rashi said...

This is really a yummy sand art, thanks!
Check out my recent post @ http://blog.memetales.com/2011/03/counting-activities-kids-craft/

Melissa @ The Chocolate Muffin Tree said...

Never seen anyone use fruit loops! My daughter would be eating them the whole time, but she would have a great time! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Alicia @ littlesprinklesoffun said...

I love, love, love this idea! I am a kindergarten teacher and my kids would love this! Thanks for sharing!