Sand Designs

Sand Designs


  • Sand
  • Powdered tempera paint
  • Glue
  • Spoons
  • Baby food jars with lids

Mix the powdered paint in with the sand to make several different colored sands. Have the children spoon in layers of sand in their baby food jars. Glue the lids to stop them from spilling.

For younger children, use salt with a drop of two of food coloring instead of paint and sand mixture.

Activity provided by:

Story County Conservation Board
Nature Boxes for Early Childhood Educators
Debbi Williams
56461 180th St.
Ames, IA 50010
Story County Conservation

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_ 1-2
✓ 2-3
✓ 3-4
✓ 4-5
✓ 5-6

Category: Crafts

Iowa Early Learning Standards:
8.2, 13.1, 14.3

Related Kindernature Resources: