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DIY: Edible Sand Play

DIY: Edible Sand Play

Description

Have a box of stale cereal you're about to throw out? We have the perfect activity for you. In this video, you will learn how to make edible sand. Your child will be able to work on their fine motor skills in both the creation of the sand and after it has been created. Store your creation in an airtight container or storage bag for future play!

Materials List

  • At least 3 cups of cereal
  • Rolling pin or potato masher
  • 2 storage bags (gallon size preferred)
  • Large container for play
  • Optional materials: spoons, cups, figures, cars, etc.

Steps

  1. Place 3 cups of cereal into a storage bag. Squeeze out as much air as possible. (0:45)
  2. Place the storage bag with cereal into an empty storage bag. Again, squeeze out as much air as possible. This will help cut down on the mess. (1:11)
  3. Using a rolling pin or potato masher, begin rolling and crushing the bag until you obtain your desired texture of sand. (1:34)
  4. Pour your new “sand” into a large container, add figures, a few whole pieces of cereal, spoons, etc. and begin playing! (2:50

If you are preparing this activity for your children ahead of time, using a food processor will obtain a great sand-like texture in just a few moments.

**Store in an airtight container or storage bag for a few months.**

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