We're loving the spring sunshine, getting in the mood for warmer weekends over the summer and so the girls have enjoyed doing some summery-themed craft activities together. Sand art is one of the craft activities that both girls enjoy doing together. Lara has now learned how to avoid getting sand EVERYWHERE but Holly on the other hand... sigh...needs a lot of assistance. It is very easy to turn your floor into a sandpit if you let the kids play with coloured sand unattended!
This month Yellow Moon sent us some summer themed sand art picture cards and a selection of their neon coloured sand which has a great number of uses.
Sand-art pictures are sticky cards with a picture stamped into it. When you peel away part of the coating you reveal the sticky behind and you can pour on sand that will stick to that part of the picture only. Pour away the remainder (the bottles of sand come with a handy little funnel to make it easy to get the sand back into the bottle) and then move on to the next colour.
Lara has really got the hang of this and has enjoyed meticulously filling in these seaside pictures with lots of brightly coloured sand. Holly has joined in and is learning the skill but often forgets to pour the excess sand away after use so we have built up rather a collection of generic "rainbow coloured" sand for use in other activities.
Another way of really showing of coloured sand is to fill up little decorative bottles with layers of different colours. Lara and Holly actually sat and planned the arrangement of colours they wanted to use for these bears (planning doesn't normally feature highly in Holly's skillset). Once the bears were full the girls chose to use them as ornaments to decorate their new rainbow-themed bedroom.
All of these sand art activities for children can be found for sale at Yellow Moon - the biggest kids craft store you can think of! Don't forget that you can earn between 5% and 20% cashback for your school on most Yellow Moon purchases.