Summer makes me think of the beach and sand, so it’s the time of year that I usually think of doing crafts using sand. But we’ve had some bags of colored sand in our craft closet for months that we could have been using. Recently W and I wanted to fill a jar with colored sand but we didn’t really have enough for the large jar we had. So I had to come up with some easy sand art to keep W happy!
Easy Sand Art for Kids
Knowing I had a roll of clear shelf liner in the cabinet, I immediately came up with a back up plan that I thought would keep him happy and busy for a bit! It was super easy to set up and clean up was a breeze too! Sand can get a bit messy but if you only give your child small amounts of sand at a time, it isn’t too bad!
What you need:
- Clear shelf liner
- Colored sand (Here is my affiliate link for one type of sand we use.)
- Small bowls
What you do:
- Cut a large piece of shelf liner. Then cut a second matching piece or fold your bigger piece in half and cut it.
- Lay one piece of shelf liner on the table.
- Pour a small amount of sand into each bowl.
- Pinch and sprinkle sand around on the piece of shelf liner.
- When finished, lay second piece on top of first and smooth down with hand.
- Trim to desired shape.
These are cute to hang in the windows. Kind of like a sun catcher but a little different. And by cutting different shapes you could make this easy craft for different times of year. Hearts for Valentine’s Day or an ornament for Christmas! It’s easy and versatile!