This is a fun and easy Valentine craft for kids to make. Now if only I could have photographed these jars without all that glare!
- small containers eg. spice jars
- sand in Valentine colours eg. red, pink, white
- glitter (optional)
- funnel and spoon (optional)
- stickers or candy for decorating lid (optional)
Containers for this craft can easily be found at dollar stores. We used spice jars, but there are all sorts of interesting shaped jars you can work with. You may want to put the sand in small containers for easy pouring, or use a spoon and funnel. Simply pour sand into a container and alternate with other colours, creating interesting layers.
Play around with different thicknesses and patterns. You can use a skewer to create patterns by poking it along the side into the sand, or add glitter for some sparkle. Once the container is filled to the top, put the lid on and decorate with stickers or small candies.
While this craft is perfect for younger kids, it can become much more detailed and intricate for older ones. Have a look at these examples for some inspiration: