Sand Art

The credit for this one, goes entirely to my sister, Shanda, who is genius when it comes to entertaining and interacting with children. We were in charge of crafts with the 7-11 year olds at the family reunion, and this was one of the projects we did. Since we were camping, we used natural dirt as the main element on colorful paper, and then let the kids use colorful sand from one of those bottle kits to make what ever designs they wanted.
You just use white glue to draw your design. The key is to only do one color of sand at a time, and to shake it off completely, before adding more glue for the next color.
This one got has a little multi-colored effect going on–but that’s cool, too.
Colorful art in a row.
And here is the one I came up with. (Yes, I know I’m not 7-11 years old, but did you really think I could supervise for that long, and not give it a shot, myself?) The kids (small & big) really enjoyed this project. It’s almost like magic when you shake off the sand!

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  1. Paul Eilers says

    We are going to the beach for a week and with a one year old, we’ll be having fun with sand art too!

  2. ceztlavie says

    This is a nice idea. I will definitely try this with my 3-yr old daughter. She just loves anything that has to do with art. Before, she’s into coloring books. Now, she’s into watercolor. I’ll introduce her to sand art soon!

  3. I supervised really closely, so that they didn’t mix the colors, etc. But the kids really loved it!

    I wonder what your sand art will be like, Paul!

  4. rkdsign88 says

    Hey…that's not bad Kendra. It is actually looks very nice.
    Thanks for sharing it with us & thanks for your lovely visit to my site 🙂

  5. Everyone, including you, did a wonderful job!

    I think I’m going to steal this idea and use it with my son. He would have a blast doing this.

    Thanks for sharing it with everyone.

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