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Looking for a fun and easy art project this summer? Try this colored sand art activity. All you need is colored sand, liquid glue and a DIY coloring page. Let me show you how it works!
Step 1: Make the coloring page
With a black sharpie, I drew a simple picture on a sheet of heavyweight art paper. (If you don't have heavyweight paper, you can just draw on a regular piece of paper and back it up with something like a thin cardboard. This is because regular paper won't hold up the weight of the sand.)
Keep the picture as simple as possible. For kids under 3, I would stick with a few shapes or maybe a letter.
Step 2: Your child uses a paintbrush to "paint" each shape with glue, then sprinkle sand over it.
Important - only paint one shape at a time! Then, help your child sprinkle sand over it. Once the sand covers the glue, pick up the paper and pour the rest of the sand back into its container. Repeat this for all shapes. (see progress pics below)
Tips to minimize messes:
-Start with only a small amount of sand for each color. You don't need a lot.
-If it's a beautiful day and you have outdoor space, consider doing this activity outdoors!
-If indoors, try this activity on a large table, with something to cover the table to catch the sand.
-If all else fails, don't worry, this is what vacuums are for!