What kid doesn’t like playing with sand! This is a fun activity that can be done 2 ways.
First you can either buy colored sand at any craft or toy store or you can make your own.
Make your own colorful sand
Materials: 1 cup sand, 2 tablespoons powder paint (can be found at Michael’s or any craft store), Jars with lids
*You need 1 cup of sand and 2 tablespoons of powder paint per color
Step 1: Place one-2 cups of sand into each jar.
Step 2: Add powder paint to each jar. Put the lid on tightly and shake. Mix sand with powder paint until color is blended. If you want a brighter color add more powdered paint.
Your colored sand is now ready to use!
Traditional Sand Art
Materials: small empty bottles with lid, colored sand and a funnel (if you do not have a funnel roll a piece of paper and place it inside the top of the bottle and use it as a funnel).
Step 1: Layer the different colored sand in the bottle until you reach the top and securely close. If you want try to make a pattern.
Sand Art Paint
Materials: paper, liquid glue, colored sand, pencil
Step 1: Have child draw a picture on the paper with a pencil.
Step 2: Have child outline picture with glue on section at a time. Pour sand over glue and shake excess off. Repeat.