My inspiration for this craft came from a very popular indoor sand play table at the Children’s Discovery Museum in Acton. The table has a light underneath and is roughly the size of three serving trays. I wanted a way for my kids to have a similar experience at home, and thought using food would be a good idea since my 10-month-old still puts everything in his mouth.
- Serving tray (I got mine for $1.99 at Ikea)
- Coarsely ground flour. Rice flour works well because it absorbs moisture more slowly, but I combined the rice flour with corn meal to give it more color. A really coarse grain like Scottish/Irish oatmeal works well too.
- Child-safe silverware for making patterns (I got place settings for six for $1.99, again at Ikea)
3) Time to play!