Friday, April 16, 2010

Packing Peanut Building

My 2 year old's teacher at church told me about this one:
You can use packing peanuts to build things!

They have to be the biodegradable kind or it will not work. I happen to have some in a package we had just received in the mail. But, his teacher said that you can buy them at any packaging place like UPS.

Put some water in the bottom of a shallow bowl and dip one end of a packing peanut in the water for just a second. They need to get moist, but not soaking wet, or they'll start to dissolve.
My 5 year old wanted to make Ninja men. So, we let them dry for a minute and then used markers to decorate them.

1 comment:

  1. how fun! ...if I could only get past the fear I have of the boys playing with them...and the mess they leave behind!! I guess I could handle a few on the table!


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