UPDATE: New VIDEO DEMO! Scroll down to watch the Fun On a Dime KIDS create their Sand Art in Speed action!
Since we had all that fun making colored sand it is time to get a little artsy with it! We tried our hand at making Sand Art. A super simple activity and it actually was not as messy as I expected. Plus, I love the art they created! (click HERE to learn how to make your own colored sand and HERE to learn how to make sand from chalk)
The kiddos love making this so much we made a speed action video. Watch it here if you do not see the video below.
What You Need:
- Something to write with (pencil, crayon, etc.)
- Colored Sand
- Cue tips or popsicle stick for glue spreading
- A plate
*Note: It worked best for us to draw a picture together first and then let them make their own, but free designing it works too!
Step 1: Draw a general idea of what you want to create on paper. Place the paper on a tray or pan with sides to keep the sand contained. We used a lid for my 9×13 pans.
Step 2: Squirt some glue on a certain section of the paper and then spread it out with the cue tip. We did it a section at a time because the glue seemed to dry quickly.
Step 3: Then take a spoonful of sand and pour it over the glue covered area. You may need to pat it a little with your fingers to make sure the sand sticks well.
Step 4: Bring the plate to the pan area and shake off any excess sand. Shaking the sand onto a separate plate allows you to put the excess sand back into its bag.
Step 5: Enjoy a lovely piece of work!
Step 6: Now let your helpers create their own Masterpieces…
The loved being able to draw what they wanted
I think they turned out great!
This was originally posted in March 2011, as it is summer time we are sharing some of our old fun with all our new readers again! AND we just created the new video to go along with it!