Instead, we found ourselves looking for a rainy day activity.
This is something I'd thought about doing in the past, but I held off because this project involves glue. I wasn't exactly ready to unleash glue unless Emma was able to control herself!
We found these cute little foam rectangles at the Dollar Tree. A big pack was just $1, and you just can't beat that! We use them for flashcards and projects. They're nice and vivid, plus they're soft - the texture and color really hold Emma's attention.
I just dotted glue and let Emma put the beans in place. This seemed to really work well. Emma enjoyed this project and now we have some cute bean bugs for her artwork collection!
Of course, in the aftermath, there were beans everywhere. Hey, it's easy clean up!
So, the next time you find yourself looking for a rainy day activity (preferably if there are kids present LOL), keep the bean bug project on your radar :)