We were quite excited with our
latest delivery, although I was hard pressed to get the boys to use the cereal
for crafting, they just wanted to eat them ALL up!
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Once they settled into the activity and covered everything
in sticky glue they had lots of fun (and finally stopped snacking!).
The theme was bugs because remarkably 47% of children have munched on a
creepy crawly at some point but two thirds refuse to eat their greens (according to research by Nestle Cereals). Nestle like making sure children get plenty
of minerals and vitamins and use whole grain with their green-bannered cereal. Hopefully then the bugs might not look quite
Nestle had made a
#CerealCaterpillar that was very impressive, our offerings were much more
miniature. I do not think we would take
this bug troupe on tour but I would recommend you try the activity with your
own children. Nestle Cereals have so
many different shapes and textures that its quite a sensory experience,
especially with all the tasting of the various cereals that goes on before eventually
picking out the best one to use for each bug!
We utilised the cereal boxes
making them into bug shapes and then went from there, pipecleaners were turned
into legs and Cheerio’s made excellent eyes. Feathers added colour whether as wings or for the body itself. It’s really enjoyable being creative with your children and how often do
you get to incorporate cereal into an activity. We will certainly be using Nestle Cereals again in this way; even
the adults were keen to get involved.
Our display had a butterfly, a ladybird (on the bark
of a coco shreddies tree), a queen bee (note the pipecleaner crown!), a
little fly and a beetle. Most of the
cereals were used, except for Golden Nuggets, which they outright refused as
they were to be breakfast! So if you do
plan on using cereal for crafting make sure you get PLENTY in so that you have
spare to be nibbled on throughout the activity.