Thursday, July 11, 2013

Sand collage kids craft

This years Summer Reading Program theme is 'Dig into Reading!' so there has been lots of dirt and fun messes through out the summer so far. We had a bunch of colored sand in our craft closet so I came up with this idea of making some fantastic art with it. The technique is sort of similar to how you had glitter to crafts. This project was also great for our youngest patrons. There only so many music and movement programs you can do with 2 and 3 year olds, and I felt like our guys needed to get a little crafty. The kids that came really had a lot of fun with this project and a lot of older siblings joined in on the fun. There was even one father who was proud of his own sand collage masterpiece. Here is how you do this with your own group of kids!

Materials & Tools

  • Colored Sand
  • Salt/pepper shakers (I found mine at the Dollar Tree)
  • Construction Paper
  • Glue Sticks
  • Clear contact paper (optional)
  • Crayons (optional)


  • Fill salt/pepper shakers with different colors of sand
  • Kids take the glue stick and 'draw' their shapes
  • Kids take the salt/pepper shaker and sprinkle it over their picture. Shake picture over a scrap piece of paper (so the sand can be recycled)
  • Kids can repeat the last step until they are satisfied with their picture
  • When I did this craft, I put out crayons so that kids can add some more artistic flair to their picture
  • Once they were completely done I stuck a piece of clear contact paper over the picture so it preserved the picture while also contained any loose pieces of sand



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