The Secret to Success for SAND ART with Kids

The Secret to Success for SAND ART with Kids

Sand Art with Kids  – We absolutely love sand art!  Not only is the final product beautiful, the dumping and color layering can be quite therapeutic.  This method is Kid Proof.  We’ve also added GLITTER to some of our creations.  Click here for the sparkly fun!

 We’ve even tried to make our own colored “sand”, click here .  Have you ever wondered how to keep the sand in place?

How to make your Sand Art Kid Proof from Busy Kids Happy Mom

Ready to find out how we did the above picture without the sand coming out?  

Drum Roll Please…………………………………………………………. GLUE!

That’s it!  When the creation is done, add some regular Elmer’s School Glue to the top, let it air dry or put the top on and let it dry.  Done! No more sand art spilled creations!

You can purchase your own Sand Art Kits here.

To see how to make your own colored “sand”, click here for Part II.

We’ve also added GLITTER to some of our creations.  Click here for the fun!

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About Kristen

Kristen is a Reading Specialist who currently works with children in Kindergarten through 3rd Grade. She is the blogger behind Busy Kids Happy Mom, a site dedicated to fun, practical, and purposeful activities to do with your kids. Follow Kristen on Facebook, Pinterest, and subscribe for updates.


  1. This is such a brilliant solution! I can’t tell you how many times the kids have worked to make a colorful layered creation, only to have all the colors muddled within minutes. I’ve pinned it to spread the word.

  2. This is such a great idea!

  3. What a great trick!!

  4. Awesome! Thanks SO much for sharing this “secret”!!!

  5. This really is a clever trick!! We use food colors to make colored salt:)

  6. I like the idea of food coloring even better then what I used – chalk!

  7. Does this keep the sand from mixing together as well or just hold it in place?

  8. Where do I find the cute containers? Looks like such a fun craft.

  9. Nana – thanks for stopping by! Craft stores usually sell colored sand. Usually the little containers are sold right next to them. Hope you find them!

  10. The secret is out on how to keep sand in! Thanks for sharing with Mom’s Library, we’ll be featuring you this week at Crystal’s Tiny Treasures. Have a super summer!

  11. Would this work with glitter too? I’m making Autism necklaces in little glass bottles and dropped one and the glitter got all messed up.


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