Sand Art

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As my son was playing with the sand, he decided to make a sandcastle. Next, adding water to the sand in the bucket, (helping its shape form) he created a piece of art.

Lastly, my son decorated the sandcastle using seashells.

sea shell art.

Sand Painting.

orange dots, orange paint
orange dots.

Firstly, I painted the canvas using black acrylic paint with a large paintbrush. My son then sprinkled some sand across the black canvas and then we left it to dry.

Once dry, my son wanted to use purple, silver, orange, green and also yellow acrylic paint, and with glitter.

Next, he squeezed the paints all over the canvas creating an explosion of colour, dots and lines for the final piece.

sand art painting, painting with sand
sand art painting.

Sand and Slime.

sand and slime
slime with sand.

First of all, my son scooped some sand into a plastic container and added in some slime (from his slime kit).

He enjoyed a bit of messy sensory play, stirring in the mixture together and then asking me to join in by feeling the texture with my fingers. (A bit similar to when we explored sensory play for our 4th session at Art and Us).

Coloured Sand in a Jar.

sand, sand art, jar of coloured sand
a jar of coloured sand.

We wanted to create coloured sand, so we used some food colouring (orange, blue and green) from the cooking cupboard. My son proceeded to mix in the dyes separately into some sand.

Using an empty cooking jar, he added in the different colours of sand to create layers and also patterns by poking a lollypop stick into the sand.

sand art
Jar of sand art.

It’s amazing all the fun and creative ideas there are when it comes to using sand in art.

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