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!
Category Archives: sand
Part of this year’s vacation involved heading to the beach in Nova Scotia, where I was finally able to try my hand at sand casting. It was as cool as it sounds, and kept us busy for a while, as we looked longingly at the Atlantic Ocean, which was way too cold to swim in. What is it about the Atlantic anyway? Even in Portugal, with scorching hot temperatures, it took a lot of enticing to get me in those frigid waters. Next year, I’m thinking warm Mediterranean…
Sand casting is such a great idea, and has become a popular beach activity for kids. Tons of blogs have been showing great examples of hands, feet, shells, you name it. But what really caught my eye was a YouTube video by Gary Einloth. I liked his idea of using tools to prod deeply into the sand, and thought some interesting miniature landscapes could be created using this method.
Creating sand art is an ideal outdoor summer project, and can be as easy or as complicated as a child chooses. Designs can be completed in minutes following a frenzied moment of spontaneity, or after hours of planning and painstaking precision. We opted for the former, which works best with younger children.