messyplayforeveryday

A collection of fun activities for little hands!

Cotton Ball Rocks

on September 14, 2012

My daughter is a crafty girl. She loves cooking, glitter, paint and beads. My son is an active boy. He loves running, climbing, throwing and banging objects together. Cotton ball rocks give them the best of both worlds and are super cool too!! You need

cotton balls

1 cup flour

1 cup water

few drops food coloring

cookie sheet

nonstick spray

a few soft headed hammers (fun, though not necessary)

In a bowl mix the water, flour and food coloring. I let my kids do the pouring and mixing. Then drop in a handful of cotton balls. Let the kids push them down into the mixture, completely covering the cotton balls. Place them on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray and bake them in a preheated 300 degree oven for 30-45 minutes. (Keep an eye on them, you want them hard, not browned). When they’re done allow them to cool and then head outside for some fun. I gave each of my kids a hammer and let them bang the “rocks” open. They then had fun pulling out the cottony insides! Really fun and great for the scientist in your little ones!!

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