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How To Make a Sand Painting

Watch more Craft Ideas for Kids videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Sand isn't just for building castles by the beach or shoveling around the sandbox. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Add color to sand Mix up several batches of colored sand. To do this, pour about a handful of sand into each of your containers. Then add a different color of tempera paint powder to each container. Put the cover on tight and shake, shake, shake. Tip Add the paint powder a little at a time to get the exact shade you want. The more powder you add, the brighter the color. Step 2: Draw picture Use the pencil to draw a picture on a piece of construction paper. Tip The bigger the shapes, the easier it will be to fill them in with the sand—at least until you get the hang of it. Step 3: Spread glue Use the plastic knife or craft stick to spread a layer of glue over sections of your drawing. Spread the glue thinly, so that you can still see the lines. Step 4: Sprinkle sand Start to color your drawing by taking a spoonful of colored sand and sprinkling it where you want it, staying within the lines. Only do one color at a time, and when you're finished adding that color, lift the paper up and gently shake the excess sand onto the plastic tray. Then pour it back into the original container so you can use it again. Step 5: Fill picture Continue adding sand until you've filled in all the parts of your picture that you want colored—then step back and admire your sandy-work! Did You Know? Tibetan Monks spend days and weeks making an intricate sandpainting—called a mandala—as a symbolic act of creating the world.
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