Art with packing peanuts! Ages 2+

This is a fun process art and sensory activity!
Materials:
Biodegradable Packing Peanuts
Water

We recently created recycled art with biodegradable packing peanuts. Biodegradable packing peanuts are not like styrofoam packing peanuts which never decompose. Instead, these peanuts are made from cornstarch and they dissolve quickly in water.
IMG_1720

Fill a cup with just a little water (can also use a damp paper towel). Dip the packing peanuts in the water and then stick them to each other.
IMG_1718

They dissolve in water so some kids may dip them more than others! They will dissolve if they hold them in the water too long. Great sensory and process art activity!
IMG_1722
IMG_1723

The kids loved this activity so much they wanted to do it again the next day. This time we tried dipping the packing peanuts in liquid watercolor.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s