When my kids had a sand pit, i would put some of the sand aside to make this with them. As they grew out of sand pits i found that they still wanted to make their bottles of art. Using my trusty google i set about finding an alternative without buying a bag of sand.
- Coloured chalk
- storage container to make your art.
- Food colouring
- Storage container to make your art
I use option 1 now but i will give the method for both.
- Place a pile of salt onto a sheet of paper. Flatten out into a layer. - The thicker the layer, the moe chalk you will need. If your sand art involves lots of colours, only make a thin layer of salt.
- Take a chalk stick colour of your choice and roll over the Salt. Keep rolling until salt is covered.
- Tip the coloured salt into the container your art will be in.
- Repeat until you have finished your pattern
- Pour sand into a small bowl/cup.
- Add food colouring of your choice and stir until sand is covered fully with the colour.
- Allow the sand to soak up the colour overnight if you can.
- Use in the same way you would in option 1.
*For this method i used to store the sand in tubs and place a measuring spoon inside to make for easy transfer to the paper when making the jar art. I reused the spoons which come in tubs of oxiclean to keep costs down more*
An additional option is glow in the dark sand.
- Fluorescent paint
- Storage container for making your art.
Use in the same way as option 2 above.
Total cost varies depending on where you buy your items and whether you need to buy jars/tubs.