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Getting Creative With Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles

Looking for a fun activity for the whole family that involves delicious cereal for this upcoming long weekend? How about if that activity does NOT involve eating said cereal? How about using the delicious brightly colored pebbles from Fruity Pebbles to create a one of a kind artwork! This activity is sure to interest the adults in the group as much as the kids.

Pebbles cereal has been a family favorite for more than 40 years! Today we are taking that fun outside the bowl and getting creative. We are going to recreate a map of the 48 states that make up the Continental United States. We are going to do this using Fruity Pebbles and Cocoa Pebbles cereals! The Fruity Pebbles have eye popping colors that are really going to make our art stick out! Not only are they one of our favorite cereals to eat, they are becoming one of our favorite art mediums as well!

Please ignore the cereal dust in the background…I was assisted by three happy helpers that did more cereal eating than cereal creating. I’m shocked there was enough cereal to do this with after my assistants were done. It was pretty tempting to eat this super tasty cereal so I can’t hold it against them.

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You don’t need a whole lot of materials and some you probably already have on hand but you do need a large area to work in.

Shopping list:

Cocoa Pebbles
Fruity Pebbles
Glue
Wax Paper
Printed map
Paint Brush
Food coloring

First the setup:

I placed wax paper over a giant printed map to use as a guide.

Then Step one: The outline.DSC_0215

I used Cocoa Pebbles for the outline. I found it easier to smash the cereal a little as I went around the edges. I traced the outline with glue and then added the cereal. I than let the outline dry before moving to the inside.

Here is what my finished outline looked like.

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I used a paintbrush to spread the glue around inside the states. I found that the glue was leaving an odd white space between the cereal pebbles so I added some food coloring to bowls of glue to make the colors more even. The kids helped to spread the insides around. Lou ate more of the cereal than she used but at least she was eating the cereal before it was dipped in glue so I count that a win.

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I also learned that if you smash up the pebbles on the inside they level out a little better. Did I mention this is a great sorting activity and it really cemented the colors red, green, blue, orange, purple, and yellow into Lou’s mind as she sorted them into piles of similar colors. It was also a good activity to discuss states, capitals, and locations.

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When finished, I took the map off the back side and tried to cut off the excess wax paper around the states. Then it was ready to display!

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Getting Creative With Fruity and Cocoa Pebbles