So what do you do with an expired box of mashed potato flakes? You cook them up and let your kids play with their food!
I found an expired box of mashed potatoes flakes tucked in the back of the pantry. I didn't want them to completely go to waste, so I boiled some water (didn't bother to add milk or butter since we wouldn't be eating these), let them cool, added them to our sensory bin and let my tot and preschooler have some messy fun!
First they used their sand toys to make mashed potato sculptures.
Then they created a winter wonderland using miniature polar animals. (This was the same set of animals from our Polar Region Sensory Bin.)
It was a little messy, but a whole lot of fun for my tot and preschooler. And now I feel a little less guilty for letting the box of mashed potato flakes expire!
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