What you're looking at is a flower made from biodegradable packaging peanuts and a little water, thats all. Here's the story behind how I figured out you could make sculptures out it. For Christmas my son received a box of Play Mais. It occurred to me after playing with the stuff that it had to be colored packaging peanuts. Today, after a short test my suspicions were confirmed, that's exactly what it is!
Directions below on how you can make sculptures out of biodegradable packaging peanuts. This is a great project for children of all ages.
This is what the biodegradable packaging peanuts look like. Make sure you are using this kind, not the Styrofoam ones.
1. Dampen a sponge or paper towel and keep it on a plate.
2. Dampen the surface of the peanut by stamping it on the wet sponge. The water makes it sticky.
3. Attach it to another peanut.
* A plastic knife works great for cutting the peanuts. You can also mold the peanuts by squishing them with your fingers. To draw on the peanuts use pen or markers.