My kids love creating art. On any given day you can find my kitchen table covered with paper, markers, scissors and paint. Usually their art activities are open ended, but sometimes I like to provide a little artistic inspiration. Since we have been planting flowers in our garden I thought a flower craft would be of interest to my kids. I tried to think of a new way to make a flower and come up with a fun mixed media art project that uses one of our favorite cereals. This post has been sponsored by Post Foods and Pebbles Cereal.
Fruity Pebbles is one of our go-to breakfast cereals for a good reason. My kids love the intense fruity flavor of this sweetened crispy rice cereal. But it’s not just my family that loves it. It has been a favorite of many families for over 40 years! Gluten-free Fruity Pebbles has 11 essential vitamins and minerals and is an excellent source of vitamin D. Fruity Pebbles are also great for making art! Who knew?
You will need:
- Fruity Pebbles
- 8 x 10 canvas panel
- White glue
- Green and blue paint
We started by painting the canvas panel with a thin layer of blue and green paint.
The paint dried quickly and we were able to move on to the next step within 5 minutes. If you are crafting with kids, then you know that they don’t have a lot of patience, and even 5 minutes seems like an eternity to them. But I discovered a way to make the time go faster. We snacked on some yummy Fruity Pebbles.
Once we enjoyed our snacking and the canvas had dried, it was time to start creating our flowers. We started by making a stem using white glue. My kids then looked through the Fruity Pebbles and took out the green ones and pressed them into the glue to make the stem.
We then added some white glue on top of the stem to finish off our flower. You can just make a circle of glue or do something a little more elaborate, depending on the kind of flower you want to make.
Then we sprinkled and pressed down some colorful Fruity Pebbles.
When we done with our flower craft, the kids asked for more Fruity Pebbles to snack on. I poured out some more and we enjoyed the fruity flavors as we admired our finished products.
If you liked this flower craft and are a fan of Pebbles, try this Dessert Lasagna recipe that we made with Cinnamon Pebbles.
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