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Mum’s Trick to Turn Cheerios Cereal into Edible Sand Wins All the Praise

FACT: Children love sand. Babies love it, toddlers love it, preschoolers love it, older kids love it. Well, ladies and gents, hold on to your sunhats because we’re about to show you how you can make your own sand at home.

Well, we’re not – but Tiktok user @ElleAnneChristine is going to. All you need to do it? A box of Uncle Toby’s Cheerios and a blender (she used a Nutribullet).

Ready, set, sand!  

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♬ Laxed (Siren Beat) – Jawsh 685


How awesome and adorable, right? And best of all, the sand is completely edible! Hell, you could add a bit of milk to the whole messy play tray and have yourself a jolly time.

Cheerios come with a four-star health rating too. So, you know, you can tick ‘healthy snack’ and ‘sensory play’ off your list of things to accomplish with your baby today.

Edible sand trick wins the internet

Those who do partake in the TikTok antics are hailing this mum and her clever edible sand trick.

“Wait, what?” wrote one person. “Holy h-ll this is genius.”

“Ma’am I went from thinking you were about to snort some Cheerios to realizing you are on a whole other level of mum,” another person added.

Karens come to poop all over sensory play party

Of course, it isn’t a clever hack without a few Karens sharing their negative feedback that NO ONE asked for.

“Isn’t she going to be trained that all sand will taste like Cheerio dust now?” one Karen wondered aloud.

Another chimed in: “Awesome idea until your baby goes outside and thinks it’s ok to put handfuls of non-edible sand in her mouth.”


Well, I for one, think it’s a great little idea. Add some sand toys, a spoon, and a few containers and you’ve brought the beach to your backyard. And when she’s finished playing with the edible sand, simply throw it into the dog’s dish and call it a day.

Parenting. Done. Right.

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Born and raised in Canada, Jenna now lives in Far North Queensland with her tribe. When the mum-of-three is not writing, you can find her floating in the pool, watching princess movies, frolicking on the beach, bouncing her baby to sleep or nagging her older kids to put on their pants.

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