Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Saving Summer

Want to save some of that summer fun you’ve had at the beach?  Scoop up some sand with your shovel and pail and get ready to create a work of art that will be great to look at during cold winter days.  Couldn’t make it to the beach? – Just use salt instead of sand.

Materials needed:  sand or salt, food coloring, 4-6 sealable plastic bags, glue, plastic spoon, construction paper or pages from your favorite coloring book.

First, you will need to add color to your sand or salt.  Put some in a bag and add a few drops of food coloring.  Seal the bag and shake until sand changes color.  Try not to get it too wet or else the sand will become sticky. 

Now it’s time to create your design:  draw a picture, write out a message or find a coloring book page you’d like to use.  Use the glue to cover the area you want to have covered with sand.  Spread it evenly with your finger or the back of a plastic spoon.  Sprinkle colored sand onto the area and gently shake off the excess.  Let dry.

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