We live in Connecticut, so our town has been out of power due to Hurricane Sandy. Rowan and I have been spending more time than usual inside since a lot of our regular haunts are out of commission.
During the storm, I found that Rowan loved playing with dried beans that I had in the cupboard. He sat pouring the beans in and out of bowls for literally hours. It was a great toddler time suck! So, when I saw the big bag of corn kernels and leftover food coloring sitting in my pantry, I went to work. Rowan is loving his muli-colored corn! He played with this all morning.
This is a great indoor toddler activity, and so easy and fun to make. Rowan helped with coloring the kernels too. He had fun squishing them around and shaking them in the bags.
Multi-Colored Popcorn Kernels
What you need:
Popcorn kernels or any dried beans that are a lighter color
Zip lock bags
Divide up the kernels in zip lock bags. Add food coloring directly into each bag. Give the bags to your kids to squish and shake! Massage kernels until food coloring covers them evenly. You may want to add more food coloring to get the desired coloring.
Lay out the kernels on a cookie sheet and let dry for 24 hours before handling.