It’s time to get in the holiday spirit with Christmas sand art! This is a craft the whole family can enjoy and it’s super inexpensive. These cute works of art can also double as ornaments for your tree! Check it out.
So, I got the idea of Christmas sand art as I was walking around the Dollar Store. They sell bags of sand in all different colors. It ended up being such a fun activity as a family and my kids absolutely loved it. Plus, you can do sand art all year round for Easter, Valentine’s Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving. The sky is the limit really. Here’s how you can do it too.
Gather your sand art supplies
The best part about this sand art craft is how affordable it is. With just a few supplies (listed below) you’ll be making memories in no time.
- Colored sand (you can also buy some at the Dollar Store)
- Clear Elmer’s glue (you can use white glue in a pinch)
- Christmas cookie cutters
I think I spent less than $10 for all of the supplies. And I had a bunch of sand left over to save for another craft later on.
Trace your Christmas shape
Pick the shape that you want. You can also draw your picture without cookie cutters, but it’s much easier for little ones to use a cookie cutter. Make sure you use cardstock and trace the interior of the cookie cutter. If you do the exterior of the cookie cutter, the shape won’t be as defined.
Glue and spread the sand
Once you have your Christmas shape drawn on the paper, squirt a thin line of glue along the lines. Don’t use too much glue because it will drip and ruin the picture. I liked to use toothpicks to spread the glue or just use your fingers.
Dump excess sand
Cover the entire area that has glue on it and then dump the excess sand back into a bowl. You might want a separate bowl for the excess sand because you might mix the colors a little bit. Then just wait for the glue to dry.
You can take this craft a little bit further for some more fun. Cut out the shape, punch a small hole at the top and add a ribbon. You’ll end up with enough ornaments to decorate an entire Christmas tree!
Now if you do have some left over sand, don’t throw it away! Here’s some other sand craft ideas:
- How to make kinetic sand
- Colored sand bottles
- Underwater magic sand
- Rainbow sand art
- How to make your own colorful sand
What other Christmas craft ideas do you have? Leave your comments below.
Related link: 15 Kids Christmas Crafts