- On Good Things Utah this morning – No sandbox? No problem. A parenting influencer who goes by the name @ellethevirgo on TikTok has shared a brilliant hack that can turn a simple box of Cheerios into a fun sensory sand experience. The great part is that the sand is edible, so you don’t have to worry if your child puts some in their mouth, which they will inevitably do. The recipe for Cheerios sensory sand is pretty simple: Grab a box of Cheerios (avoid honey nut flavor unless you want your kid to have a sticky sensory experience). Grind the cereal by dumping it into a blender or food processor. You can also get a rockier texture by putting it in a sealable bag and grinding it with a rolling pin. Pour the sand into a bin and add some scoops and containers for the full sensory experience. Now, here’s where we’ll include our mandatory disclaimer: Children should only play with the sensory sand under adult supervision. Always make sure the bin is clean and the sand is replaced before every use. Parents on TikTok couldn’t believe they hadn’t heard of the hack before. “Yess!! So if she accidentally eats the sand it’s ok bc it’s freaking Cheerios,” Nelly Gomez wrote.
- Join us as we dive into this tasty Hot Topic and so much more this morning on a Friday edition of Good Things Utah.
Why didn’t we think of that? How to make edible sand
by: Nicea DeGering
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