I ran out of paint last week and while buying some new colors I spotted these Magic Nuudles at the craft store. Now before we go any further I have to tell you this isn’t a sponsored post. I just grabbed something and thought my kids might like it. When they did I decided to share. Last weekend my kids decided to get up at 5:45. Fun times since I was working on my newsletter until 2am. At 7:30 we’d already watched TV, read books and I was too exhausted to throw together a big project. Then I remembered I had these Nuudles. These are a perfect simple summer craft and I am adding it to our list – you can see the others here.
I quickly read the package and grabbed some plates and soaked a few paper towels to make little wetting stations. The Magic Nuudles stick together if you wet them but please do not let your kids wet them on their tongue. They dissolve but can still pose a chocking hazard.
I laid out a huge bowl and let them create. I played with them and of course made some letters.
My daughter made a magic wand and then I helped her make a “Horrrrrrible Spiiiider!! ”
This wasn’t a planned post but they sat and enjoyed these for so long that I knew I had to share. I have them in a bag stashed in the dining room so I can grab them quickly when I need to.
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rebecca at thisfineday says
hmmm interesting. They look and sound a lot like the compostable packing peanuts. Are they? I might have to try some out sometime. Thanks for the new crafty item tip!
These things are literally colored packing peanuts.
Allison McDonald says
Not really like packing peanuts at all. Packing peanuts will compress slightly, but since they are a polystyrene, you cannot do much with them except (perhaps) melt them with heat or glue them together with a hot glue gun.
The Magic Nuudle (I’m guessing here) PROBABLY has flour in it. As you know, flour can made into a craft paste when moistened. It is the flour in the Nuudle that acts as the “glue” for connecting the individual Nuudle pieces together.
Get these Nuudles TOO damp and they become a denser (solidified) “ball” or “stick.” Kind of like what happens when you play with fresh white bread minus the crust.