If you have a creative child around, there are many great craft supplies to keep them busy, and keep you worry-free. Keep the right supplies on hand, and crafting with your kid can be fun and help you build memories that can last well into their lives.
I love playing with sand just the way it is, but I thought summer vacation would be a great time to round up creative new ways of playing and creating with sand.
Growing a Jeweled Rose has so many terrific play recipes for sand. Here is a favorite I’ve tried with my niece’s that they loved.
Magic Sand – Growing a Jeweled Rose
I find the following tutorial really exciting. It gives kids the opportunity to learn about Rangoli Designs made during Diwali celebrations and to make or ‘perform’ their own temporal art. The possibilities are endless, but the art created is not lasting, so remember to have a camera handy to capture the experience and beauty of Rangoli Inspired Sand Art.
Rangoli Inspired Sand Art – My Little 3 and Me
The next project is another great outdoor craft for school aged kids that would make a lovely outdoor or indoor decoration.
Rainbow Sand Casting – Art Club Blog
Here’s another awesome activity for on the beach or at home. Magic Aqua Sand is fun and educational with really cool results.
How to Make Magic Aqua Sand – Paging Fun Mums
This next tutorial is a great way to liven up sand and use it to create a bright, textured medium.
Kool Aid Sand Paint – Learn Play Imagine