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    Updated on Jun 20, 2020. Posted on Jun 16, 2020

    Moms Are Putting Cheerios In Blenders To Make Edible Sand For Their Kids And It's Genius

    The perfect at-home sensory activity.

    If you're a little bummed because you don't have a sandbox for your kid to play in, moms on TikTok have a solution!

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    @elleannachristine recently shared how she makes edible sand for her kids by grinding up Cheerios in a blender:

    @elleannachristine

    🌞🐠🌴 #fyp #sensoryplay #upcycling

    ♬ Laxed (Siren Beat) - Jawsh 685

    And, although this sensory play sand isn't a new discovery — it's been on the internet for years — a lot of parents did not know about it.

    Comment from video: Wait, this is genius!

    The video has gained more than 2.6 million views and has been circling a lot of mom groups.

    Comment from video: This has been shared in every mom group and I'm glad to see the original so I can tell you how genius you are!

    It's the perfect solution if your kid is too young to understand that it's not OK to eat sand.

    Comment from video: Yes, so if she accidentally eats the sand it's OK because it is Cheerios!

    Other moms started sharing videos of how they make the Cheerio sand and give their kids things from the kitchen to play with in the pretend sand:

    @mamabee2012

    Edible sand! #fyp #cheerios #generalmills #toddler #sensoryplay

    ♬ original sound - mamabee2012

    Anyways, it's a great sensory play option for kids — and if you didn't know, now you do!

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