*looks*like a photo of a beagle getting a shower, but it isn’t a photo at all. It’s a picture made from 221,000 sprinkles lined up to look like a photo! Art student Joel Brochu created this using just red, orange, green, blue, black, and white sprinkles. But no matter how pretty it looks, all sprinkles taste the same!

*Wee ones:*If Joel used red, orange, green, blue, black, and white sprinkles, how many colors is that?

*Little kids:*If you stick on a red sprinkle, then a blue, then a green, then a red again, a blue again…what color comes next?

*Bonus:*If you use 10 sprinkles of each of the 6 colors for the dog’s nose, how would you count them up by 10s?

*Big kids:*Joel used 221,000 sprinkles. How many more sprinkles would Joel have needed to reach a quarter million? (

*Hint if needed:*what does a quarter of a hundred look like? A quarter of a thousand?)

*Bonus:*If he used 1 less sprinkle than the 221,000, how many sprinkles would he have used?

*The sky’s the limit:*The dot picture has some number of equal-length rows of sprinkles running across and down. If it used just 221 sprinkles, what are the only 2 numbers that could be the number of rows and columns? (That is, the only pair of numbers that multiplies out to 221.) Answers:

*Wee ones:*6 colors.

*Little kids:*Green.

*Bonus:*10, 20, 30, 40, 50, 60.

*Big kids:*29,000 more, to reach 250,000.

*Bonus:*220,999 sprinkles.

*The sky’s the limit:*Just 13 x 17, or 17 x 13 if you make the picture wide instead of tall.