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!
And this method is Kid Proof!
We also added GLITTER to some of our creations to make Glitter Sand Art.
Scroll down for all my SAND ART tips…
- How to make your own colored sand.
- How to create layers in sand art bottles.
- Where to buy sand art kits and sand art supplies for kids.
- Plus, our SECRET TRICK TO SAND ART.
How to Make Colored Sand
Two simple ingredients are needed… Salt and Chalk*.
*I tried sidewalk chalk and it didn’t work very well. Instead I ended up using some chalk left over from my stamping and card making days. That worked better!
Grind up the salt and chalk together. Now you have your own colored sand to use for all your sand art projects.
Note: If you look closely you can see that there are little bits of stuff in the sand. That’s the chalk that wasn’t ground up completely. It doesn’t hurt anything, but it can streak the inside of your container making it look a little cloudy.
Sand Art Kits
Don’t want to make your own colored sand, then this Sand Art Kit is for you…
CLICK HERE>>> Melissa & Doug Sand Art Bottles Craft Kit: (includes 3 Bottles, 6 Bags of Colored Sand, Design Tool)
Sand Art Bottles
Have you ever wondered how to make those lovely layers in your sand bottle?
I know I sure did when I was growing up! 🙂
First, spoon or use a funnel to put each layer of colored sand into the clear bottle.
Gently tap the bottle to level the sand.
Continue to add different colored layers.
The Pattern Trick…
Gently slide a pencil, chopstick, or skewer down the side of the bottle through the layers of sand and then slowly pull it out.
If you go too fast, you will find the colors will mix.
The sand layers gradually overlap making the cool waves!
The Secret To Sand Art With Kids
So how do you keep the sand in place?
Notice the sand art bottle below…
Ready to find out how we did the above picture without the sand coming out?
Drum Roll Please………………………………………………………
It’s … GLUE!
When your sand art creation is done, just add some regular Elmer’s School Glue to the top.
Let it air dry or put the top back on and let it dry.
Done! No more sand art spilled creations!