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Have your Kids done Sand Art with Funzaggy?

What a Fun Recreational Activity for Kids! 

Sand Art is a fun activity for kids. Funzaggy is happy to have introduced Sand Art to many children here in Dominica and it certainly has been a great addition to our fun packages. Many  children here had no idea what it was at first however the amazingly bright variety of colored sand was enough to quicken their pace to surround this tabletop activity, ready to have fun with it. Indeed, Sand Art has been a hit from day one and the momentum continues as there’s always a new design, a new sand color, new stages of development or a new friend to introduce to this fun activity.

Sand Art for Kids: What is Sand Art?

Okay, just in case you have no idea what I’m talking about, Sand Art is an absolutely positive, simple, beautiful and delightful activity where children create artwork by making use of brightly colored sand. It is an absolute fun activity for kids, enjoyed by both boys and girls including tweens, teens and sometimes even parents and caretakers join the fun.

Types of Sand Art for Kids

At Funzaggy, we provide two variants of this activity: Sand Bottle Art and Sand Card Art.  Here’s a brief description of each.

Colored sand lined up for Sand Art activity

Sand Art: All set for fun!

Sand Bottle Art

For this version, participants are provided with small, clear, fun-shaped bottles and each child picks a design of his/her choice. Bowls are lined up on the tables sporting a bright shade of sand in each. Using a funnel and several spoonfuls of selected colors of sand, children create layers in the bottle, forming a colorful design. This is continued until the bottle is full to the brim, then the bottle is fitted with a bottle stopper. Participants happily view each other’s designs and take home their prized possessions.

Image of a child doing Sand Art at Jazz 'n Creole Dominica

Child holding Sand Art bottle at Funzaggy Art Booth

Child holding sand art bottle

Sand Art at Jazz n’ Creole Dominica

Sand Card Art

Participants are provided with pre-designed cards and picks. The picks are used to gradually peel off the top layer of the design, below which adhesive is found. The participant then approaches the bowl which contains the colored sand of his/her choice and adds the chosen color to the peeled off section and the sand adheres to the surface. Voila! – that section has been colored – easy peasy! The process is repeated until the design is complete then the Funzaggy attendant provides a transparent sleeve to store and protect the design.

Adding sand to a sand card

Completing a Sand Art Card Design

Butterfly sand card design

A Fun & Bright Sand Art Creation

Some Benefits of Sand Art for kids

What are the Benefits of Sand Art for Kids?

  • Cognitive Development: This activity involves planning and problem solving as the children approach this activity. ‘Where should I begin? Which colors best suit this design? I made a little error, how can I fix it?
  • Development of  Fine Motor Skills: This activity involves using small picks for peeling layers, lifting of edges and distribution of sand –  a process which facilitates coordination of fingers, hands and eyes while developing their motor skills.
  • Creativity: This activity affords the child the use and development of imagination. Instead of the traditional yellow sun, we have seen many pink suns and candy swirl colored oceans. Hmm, this may just be the birth of something big.

Social Benefits of Sand Art for Kids

  • Confidence Building: Children enjoy managing their own affairs while doing this activity. This fosters independence. They also feel a sense of accomplishment after having picked their own colors and created their own masterpieces.
  • Socialization: As children work around the table, they converse while asking for help, giving compliments, asking for advice etc. They even compare and contrast designs during and after the activity.

Where do kids have fun with Sand Art?

Sand Art is a great activity to do just about anywhere where there’s a group of children. Some of the best places are at Holiday Parties, Birthday Parties, Fairs, Kids Clubs, School and Church activities, Festivals among others. Funzaggy has presented Sand Art Stations at most of the major events on island. We have also set up at various birthday parties and fun days. It sure has been a BLAST.  Kids really have great fun with this activity and Funzaggy rates Sand Art a ‘top notch’ fun recreational activity for kids.

Happy Birthday Sand Art Design

Happy B’Day! Sand Art at Birthday Party

Beautiful colours of Sand Art

Kids enjoying Sand Art in Dominica

Contact us!

So have your kids been in on the fun? Tell us about it here or on social media. You could even share your fun images too 🙂 Now if you have not joined us in this super fun activity,  it is your turn now. It is simply magical!

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*An updated post. Previously published by Funzaggy via Blogger

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