Elle Anna, the Illinois-based mom behind the viral TikTok video of sharing a recipe of "edible sand."
It is no surprise for us that kids simply love eating sand. Every time you take them to a park for the play they would sit on the grass and eat sand like it is the tastiest food to exist. This mom shared the edible sand recipe on her tik tok account and the video came as welcoming guest for many young parents out there. According to Elle Anna Christine, the recipe needs only cheerios and blender. In the video, you could see her adding the ingredients in a blender and then putting it on the tray with some beach-themed toys. The video has gone viral since then and has got more than a million views.
In her interview to BoredPanda, 23-year-old Iliniosis mom said that the idea of “edible sand” came because “there aren’t many beaches around us, so I wanted to make my daughter one that was safe to play in.”
Her daughter Amara, who’s 7 months old, absolutely loved the idea, but “she didn’t eat very much of it.” Mom suspects that it’s because “she doesn’t have coordination yet, so she could barely pick up any of it.” The “edible sand” may work better for kids slightly older than Amara’s age. But just like most kids her age, Amara “is really into touching everything and putting everything in her mouth right now.”
Elle Anna was that she has been experimenting with edible craft for a long time but this one of sand is her biggest so far. She posts her craft on her tik tok account. She also tried one where “she put a couple of Amara’s toys in jello last week,”
Elle Anna would definitely recommend trying the sand out because it’s a lot of fun, but it’s better to be done outdoors “since the process is pretty messy.”
Bored Panda also spoke to Angela Thayer, educational writer and sensory play creator at “Teaching Mama,” about the edible Cheerios sand idea. Angela told us that she has seen it and loved it because “parents don’t have to worry about what their child will put in their mouth.” She also said that “it’s taste-safe and a great texture for kids to explore.”
“Edible sand” is an example of sensory play, which is an excellent tool for kids to explore the world they live in. “As children grow, their senses are their most familiar and most basic way to explore and process new information,” Angela explained. Meanwhile, “sensory play enhances learning through hands-on activities that stimulate the child’s senses.”
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