We are always looking for new ways to paint! Without a doubt our ‘bestist’ thing to do!!
This is a wonderful painting activity for children of all ages!
The sand added into the paint really does give a completely new dimension to painting and makes such interesting art!
The sand also sticks – the paint acts as glue – so when the painting is dry it is entirely possible to hang it up!
MYO sand paint in a few minutes!
- Play Sand / Sand Pit Sand / Clean Fine Sand
- Poster Paints / Kids Paint
We used about 1/2 cup sand for each color – the quantities are not specific as it depends on the moisture in your own sand.
It more or less means 1 part sand to 0.5 parts paint.
Mix it all together!!
TIP: If your paint is a little to dry add a tiny bit of water
And then we painted!!
NOTE : word of caution – don’t use new or precious paint brushes as you are going to flare out the bristles a little with the sand and they don’t really recover!
We have done this twice now – using different colors!
We loved the bright colors best!!
We painted outside – I made the paint there and we all sort of fell around the table!
It is a great outdoor summer art activity for children!
Something really different and process orientated – they can paint with a new texture, and that process of exploration is in itself enough… + you get to make fine art!!
It is not a messy activity – the sand sticks in the paint – so also perfect for indoors!! You may want to tap the dry painting outside or over a sink a few times just to get rid of any excess sand!!