Rainbow sensory bin fillers are quickly becoming a favorite around here. We've recently dyed oats, shredded coconut, and dried chickpeas for sensory play. The latest item to fall victim to my rainbow dyeing ways was a bag of expired puffed wheat cereal. Here's how you can dye puffed wheat cereal at home too.
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While tidying up my pantry, I came across a bag of expired puffed wheat cereal. How expired? Well, almost two years. Ahem. So what's a girl to do with expired food? Dye it of course! And look how lovely it is!
The dyed puffed wheat turned out great, although some of the more saturated pieces of cereal ended up shrinking in size. Regardless, the boys couldn't wait to dig in.
It was like digging into a giant bowl of fruity pebbles! Although, don't go eating it. Remember how I said it was almost two years past expiration? Yeah, probably not so tasty at this point.
It's pretty, isn't it?
To dye puffed wheat cereal at home, you will need:
puffed wheat cereal, a teaspoon or two or water, and a few generous squirts of liquid watercolors. I put all the materials in a large zipper seal bag and had the boys shake the bag until the puffed wheat was evenly coated. It took a few hours to dry completely before it was ready for play.
Don't forget to check out these other rainbow dyed sensory bin fillers: