I ordered just about all of our Christmas presents online this year and one of the boxes came full of packing peanuts. I nearly threw them out but I realised they were the kind made from plant starch which means they are loads of fun!
Just add a dab of water and the packing peanuts stick together!
I set the big kids up with a damp sponge each and they got to work making all kinds of weird creations.
After their creations begun sticking to the table they discovered you could stick them to sheets of paper and build even more crazy things.
Talk about easy arts and crafts. No glue on everything, no tiny bits of snipped paper on the floor, no sticky tape stuck to everything. Nothing to do to clean up besides throwing the left over peanuts back in the box for next time!
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