Oh it was a sandy time this week for our unplug your kids projects. The theme was sand that is. We thought that since the boys are going to see their mimi and grammie (if you are reading this mom and gram pretend that you do not know ok) in a couple weeks they could make a present for them. The boys made sand vases and candle holders.
To make them you need sand and glue. Of course something to put it on. We took some glass jars out of the recycable bin. Then plenty of newspaper and trays to catch all of the sand.
You start of taking the jar and paint glue in the spots that you want to cover with the sand.
Daddy made sure to help Gabe out with the next step of pouring on the sand. Just to explain our sand for a moment. We had gone to the beach and brought back buckets of sand. I turned it into colored sand with some of the craft paints I had on hand, an idea I got from Amber. You just put a little paint in with sand a shake until it is all coated. We poured them into trays and let the sand dry. To store I just keep them in old Parmesean cheese containers. Then the boys can just pour out what they needed. Sorry for the side trip not back to the project already in progress.
The boys finished product. They came out really beautiful.
Make sure to join us for next weeks project. Until then check out everyone else's project over here.