Monday, October 1, 2012

Art Project: Painting with Sand

Art gives children the opportunity to discover the world with their five senses and examine things at a deeper level. In our after-school club, "Expedition in the Desert!", we explored the desert a little further with the use of sand as an artistic medium. Painting with sand is a visual and tactile experience that kids love.

To paint with sand, you first mix a generous portion of sand with gouache or tempera paint. There is no recipe - just mix unto you get a nice textured goop. : )

Although you can use any type of heavier paper with this project, we offered our students colored paper.

Then, you just let the kids jump in and have fun! 

The end result is a beautiful piece of art with an interesting texture. 

Many thanks to Artists Helping Children for this simple and fun idea!

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