These cotton creations were such a blast to make, and even more fun to explore and discover with. After the cotton balls were given their hard shells, my daughter pretended they were dinosaur eggs and my son just loved to crack them open with his wooden hammer.
We gathered our materials and put on aprons for some fun, hands-on messy art! I set the oven at 325 degrees to warm up for our cotton "eggs."
My daughter mixed the flour and water, then poured the mixture into three smaller bowls. She is thrilled about anything that involves mixing!
The kids got busy dunking the cotton balls into the bowls to coat them with flour goo. They had fun swirling the colors together, and got their hands nice and bright too. Once we had our foil-lined tray full of rainbow-colored "eggs," I put them in the oven for about 35 minutes until they became hard.
When the "eggs" were finished cooking, the colors became really vivid. I let them cool down and then handed them off to my kids, along with a few tools to explore with.