Valentine Sand Art


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)
  • skewer
  • 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:

Sand Art Video

Sand Art Bottles

Sand Art examples




Filed under sand, Valentine's Day

16 responses to “Valentine Sand Art

  1. Such a fun idea! Thank you for sharing it on SYC. Jo

  2. nourishingmyscholar

    Awe, this is a very cool valentines idea! I think my kids would have loads of fun with it! #ALittleBirdToldMe

  3. My kids love making sand art!! but I have never though about using spice container, what an ingenious idea!! We will have to give it a try, it is a super festive and easy to make!!

  4. So much fun! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

  5. My kiddos have always loved sand art projects!Thanks for sharing.Added this to my Valentine Post and would love it if you shared at my Monday of Many Blessings Link Up!! Have a great day!

  6. Jann Olson

    I think this would be a great craft for me to do with our grands! Thanks so much for sharing it with SYC.

  7. I have seen so many fun crafts at this week’s party. I wish I had grandchildren to try out each craft.

    Thanks for Sharing Your Cup!

  8. Pretty! I love how the sand looks with the glitter!

  9. Very pretty! I think kids would benefit from the motor control required to make these too.

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