Sand Crafts

Sand Jars

Completed Sand Jars
Completed Sand Jars

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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