Mess/Cleanup: So NOT messy! 2 minutes cleanup, unless the beads get knocked over.
Time: 5 minutes + play time
What You Need:
- Ziplock Bag (we used a quart size with a slider lock)
- Beads (we used the Pyssla beads from Ikea, but you can also use any kind of pealer-type bead, pony beads, uncooked rice, or dried beans)
- A variety of tiny treasures. I had my son do a little scavenger hunt to find tiny toys and items. We ended up with a penny, paperclip, tiny frog, super ball, foam triangle, and a car. Anything you get from a little vending machine would work perfect. Just make sure it's not pointy.
I always like a craft that can double as an activity. You can always add new treasures into the bag so the experience always changes. You can make 2 identical bags and race who can find a selected treasure first.
Find treasures and place in bag.
Dump a bunch of beads into bag. Enough to cover and completely hide all items.
Zip it up and play! Our tricky treasure was the paperclip. It took my son about 5 minutes to uncover.
P.S. From Nancy:
We made some with black beans and it was fantastic!
|Stuff for the bags|
|Finished black bean bag|