This is the second post in my beach craft series. This craft utilizes the colored sand I showed you last week.
We had a wonderful time on our spring break trip to the Gulf. We enjoyed lots of walks on the beach and playing in the sand. We colored sand with food coloring and used it to make sand castles and colorful designs. We also used to make some sand art bottles.
Sand Art Bottles
Funnel or Cup with Spout
Color the sand. You can find directions on how to do this here.
Open your bottle.
Pour the sand into the bottle. You can use a funnel or spout. Our funnel was narrow, so we pushed the sand down with a wooden skewer.
Gently tap down the bottle as you go. Do not shake the bottle.
Continue to layer various colors of sand until you’ve reach the top of the bottle.
Tap the bottle and add more sand if necessary. You want it to go all the way to the top of the bottle.
Place the cap on the bottle and display.
I picked up my tall bottles at a dollar store. You can see from the supplies photo that the one was a vinegar bottle. I removed the spout that was on the top and added a cork from a wine bottle. The cork was too big, so I whittled it down with a knive. We are displaying it with the vinegar lable in the back. I plan on hot gluing a shell we got at the beach to the top of the cork. Our short bottle is just a food jar we had on hand. It looks like it held maraschino cherries.
I like how my son used some uncolored sand in his bottle. It looks really good!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this beach craft. You should take supplies with you the next time you go to the beach. Any oceanside trips in the works for your family?