The other day I received a delivery that was cushioned with biodegradable packing peanuts. I'm a big believer in recycling, so we had some fun with the packing peanuts. I like these biodegradable ones much more than the icky styrofoam ones.
We made sculptures with them! Dip them in a bit of water and they start to "melt" and will stick to each other...
It was only a little bit messy, I promise! The children were fascinated by it, too. Handsome is three and Princess is five and they both enjoyed this activity.
It was a good lesson for Princess, too, as she tends to be a bit of a perfectionist (hmmm, wonder where she gets that from?!) and biodegradable packing peanuts and perfectionism do not go well together!
Next time packing peanuts come into your house, check to see if they're the biodegradable kind...it is inexpensive fun for your children!