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Where Are the Ants?


Let children create a picture of an anthill, an ant tunnel, or even a picnic scene. Next prepare "ants" for children's pictures. Mix 1 cup uncooked rice with one-half teaspoon of rubbing alcohol and a few drops of black or dark food coloring. Spread rice on a flat pan to dry (up to a day). Give each child a small amount of rice and help children glue the "ants" onto pictures in appropriate places.


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