Typically when I craft with the sandy stuff, I use school glue. The kids can draw patterns with it or paint a wash over a larger area, sprinkle the sand on top, shake off the excess and they’ve got a magically textured piece of sand art. Sounds simple. It is. But, if you want to simplify it even more, take out the glue and swap in the double-sided tape!
When your child is done creating her artwork, take some time to explore the sand through the sense of touch. Ask her how the art feels on her hands or simply sift through the excess grains that she’ll shake off of the paper.
Here’s What You’ll Need:
· Double-sided tape
· Craft sand – Choose a few different colors.
Here’s What to Do:
1. Stick the tape onto the paper. Your child can create a rainbow of lines, make letters or create an abstract pattern.
2. Pour the sand over the tape.
3. Shake the excess off onto another piece of paper or into a bag. Tie the bag and use the sand later on.
Your child can also mix a few different hues to make a multi-colored piece of tape. If she doesn’t like the texture of the sand (the result is rough) or you don’t have any on hand, you can also use glitter and double-sided tape.
Your child doesn’t have to stick to the paper (and yes, the pun was intended). She can use the tape and craft sand technique on wood, felt, foam or any other surface.
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