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My mornings almost always start with my coffee in hand. In our house, we also like to recycle K-Cup® for kids crafts to try and cut down the waste. This 5 Little Pumpkins Sensory Bin is the best of both those worlds. Coffee in my hand with a simple kids activity using recycled K-Cup®!
Mornings are quite hectic around here, so like 83% of Americans, I naturally try to fuel up with some delicious coffee. I can be quite groggy and dysfunctional without it. It’s to the point that my kids even refer to it as my “go juice” since it makes me much more willing to get up and go.
If you follow our behind the scenes account on Instagram, you may have seen me posting about getting to try the new caramel flavored Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods. They’re so good and have definitely become a favorite of mine. I love that they’re made from milk with no artificial flavors.
To make these delicious drinks using Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pods, there are two steps involved. First, you pour the flavor packet into your favorite morning coffee mug or tumbler. Then, you brew your Starbucks® Caffè Latte K-Cup® pod into your Keurig® brewer. Of course, you’ll want to stir before enjoying your delicious morning coffee! I absolutely LOVE how everything is right there in the same packet ready to go.
I’ll definitely be picking up some more since they’re now available nationally at any grocery store. Score for this morning mom! Maybe I can even try some new ones such as the mocha or vanilla. (Or even pumpkin spice while they’re still in season.)
The kids love my “go-juice” too since it usually means there will be a fun craft involved in the near future like this adorable 5 Little Pumpkins Sensory Bin. We love to recycle K-Cups® for kids crafts and it’s so much fun! If you love being able to drink your coffee in quiet, I definitely suggest trying this sensory bin! My kids love them and I’m sure yours will as well!
5 Little Pumpkins Sensory Bin
– 5 empty K-Cups®
– Orange Paint
– Black Paint
– 5 Green Pipecleaners
– 8 Popsicle Sticks
– Coffee Play Dough
1. Empty and handwash your K-Cups®. Let them dry.
2. Once dried paint them orange. It may take a couple of coats to get a solid color.
3. Take your 5 green pipe cleaners and twist them around your finger to make a spiral.
4. After your orange paint has dried use your black paint to draw faces onto your pumpkins.
5. Insert green spiraled pipe cleaners into the small hole on top.
6. Then take 8 popsicles and glue them together to make a fence. Let sit to dry.
7. Add play dough, popsicle sticks, and pumpkins to a sensory bin and sit down to relax while your kids play!
My kids love this simple activity and have a blast acting out one of their favorite Halloween Books! It’s the perfect low mess open-ended activity to sneak in some quiet time for you with a coffee break 😉
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