Sand Painting

Sand Painting

The kids will love to create a sand painting that you can use as a decoration around the house.

What you need

Sand-Various colours
Hard Board
Oil paint-Various colours
Carbon paper


Select a design of your choice. Now according to the size of your design, get the hard board cut. Next, trace the design on to the hard board using the carbon sheet.

Put glue on a part of the design. Then scatter the sand over the glue evenly. Pat the sand thoroughly so that the sand fixes firmly onto the hard board. Keep it sometime for drying. Now reverse the hard board so that excess sand falls out.

In a similar way, complete the design by filling the sand, part by part.

The sand that is usually available in the market comes in rather dull shades so; in order to brighten the shades you can paint the design with a quality paint like any good oil paint. When the paint dries, put 2-3 coatings of varnish on the design.

Now your sand work is complete. You can frame the work and use as a wall decoration.


  1. Could be made better in a Simpler way. But still, Wll Done!

  2. thanks. you really helped me with my school project!

  3. I loved this! i did before, though…………….

  4. i did this before, we were learning of the navajo

  5. we did this with card stock, a pencil, salt mixed with powdered tempura paint, and elmers glue. same idea, just WAY cheaper.

  6. please include a picture so we can see how it looks! Thanks! otherwise, it’s a really cool craft

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