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Crafts and Projects

Sand Crafts

Sand Picture


  • Clean sand.  (beach sand, toy sand box sand or even construction sand will do. )Note:  sift out any unwanted particles, like rocks or pebbles.
  • Small plastic bags
  • Food Colouring
  • Picture frame with glass (Old ones work great.)
  • Drawing or Colouring book picture (not too detailed)
  • Permanent Marker
  • Elmer's white glue


Coloured sand

  1. Divide the sand into small plastic bags, according to how many colors you want in the picture.
  2. Add food coloring to the sand in a bag, one drop at a time until the color is what you want.
  3. Pour the sand out into a small butter bowls to dry .


  1. Remove the glass from the picture frame and clean.
  2. Pick out a favorite picture or drawing.
  3. Lay the piece of frame glass on the top of the picture.
  4. Use a black permanent marker to trace the picture onto the glass.
  5. Have the kids place clear drying glue on the glass where they want the same color. (One colour at a time) For instance, blue - Fill in all the areas of the picture on glass that they want to be blue with glue.
  6. Sprinkle the coloured sand onto the wet glue.
  7. Tap the glass to settle the sand  and to  loosen any that is not glued down.
  8. Pour off excess sand back into bowl. 
  9. Repeat for next color next color until the picture is all filled in.
  10.  Allow the glue to dry overnight. Place the picture back into the frame with black marker showing forward. BEAUTIFUL !


    After the first one, the kids always want to try to draw the next picture themselves ,freehand. Let them, and you will have a lifelong treasure hanging on your wall.

    Wonderful Children's Church craft or VBS craft.


    Mary Magnuson