What you’ll need
Small objects like dried beans, lentils, rice, and Cheerios (or other cereal)
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Lay out a large sheet of paper. Put out a few bowls of tiny objects like dried beans or lentils (in different colors if you have them!), rice, and even Cheerios.
Start by drawing a simple picture on your paper. It could be a flower, an animal, or just an abstract design. Then fill in your design with the dried beans, rice, and other small objects. If you want to save your creation, stick everything down with glue.
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