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Sand Jars
Completed Sand Jars
Completed Sand Jars
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This sand jar project lets your kids turn ordinary sand into colorful artwork. If you think sand should stay at the beach, think again!

What You'll Need:

  • Newspaper
  • Sand
  • Small dishes
  • Powdered poster paints
  • Clean glass jar with lid
  • Acrylic paints
  • Paintbrush

How to Make Sand Jars:

Step 1: Cover your work surface with newspaper. Mix small amounts of sand with different colors of powdered poster paints in small dishes.

Step 2: Carefully pour one color at a time into a glass jar. Tilt the jar and add about 1/2 inch of one color of sand. Tilt the glass the other way and add another 1/2 inch of sand using a different color. Keep tilting the glass and alternating colors until the jar is full.

Step 3: Decorate the lid of the jar with acrylic paints. When the paint is dry, place the lid on the jar. Be careful not to shake your sand picture.

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