Clean sand (be sure to pick out any shells or rocks)
Small, empty containers with lids (yogurt containers are perfect)
Powdered tempera paints in your favorite colors
A plastic knife or craft stick
A plastic tray
color to sand
Mix up several batches of colored sand. To do this, pour about a handful
of sand into each of your containers. Then add a different color of
tempera paint powder to each container. Put the cover on tight and shake,
Add the paint powder a little at a time to
get the exact shade you want. The more powder you add, the brighter
Use the pencil to draw a picture on a piece of construction paper.
Use the plastic knife or craft stick to spread a layer of glue over
sections of your drawing. Spread the glue thinly, so that you can still
see the lines.
Start to color your drawing by taking a spoonful of colored sand and
sprinkling it where you want it, staying within the lines. Only do one
color at a time, and when you’re finished adding that color, lift the
paper up and gently shake the excess sand onto the plastic tray. Then
pour it back into the original container so you can use it again.
Continue adding sand until you’ve filled in all the parts of your picture
that you want colored—then step back and admire your sandy-work!