Sand is sometimes used in crafting. This is a guide about crafts using sand.
Here is a great craft to do at the beach this summer. What a great keepsake for the memories.
Here is a great craft for kids to make and use for passing time.
I am trying to glue sand onto a wood block, but the sand won't stay. Any ideas how to maybe create an almost cement out of the sand so it can be molded to wood, harden, and still appear to be sand?
By rubes22 from Boston, MA
Is this a large project? Or a crafty one? Epoxy would do it I think if you let it set. It takes 24 hours for it to dry. How important is the texture? You could spray a fixative over it to protect it. Buy in any quilting shop, but the hardware stores may have it as well or a hobby shop.
I have Glued sand to Masonite, I brushed on wood glue quite thick dumped on the sand and let it sit till morning then dumped off the excess there was a couple places I had to add more glue and sand, other than that a turnout quite nice.
Just a thought - use sand colored paint and mix the sand with it! I have used white paint and mixed sand with it to paint my "snowmen" out of concrete blocks - except the sand darkens it, so I have to spray a coat of white over it - but looks like snow!
I lived in Tucson for three years. Once a summer, I got to drive back to Salem for a month. One year, I went to the beach down at Coos Bay. I took a bucket and scooper, and collected about 2 lbs of sand, shells, driftwood, and pretty rocks.
Does anybody know how to make colored sand used in sand art, the kind you fill bottles with?
Back when I was a kid, we did a similar project making colored salt. Using colored chalk, put a small amount on some paper and rub the salt with the side of the chalk. Continue rubbing the salt until it is the color you desire. Then we used the colored salt the same as you would use colored sand.
I know its not sand but I would imagine you could try this with sand and see what happens.
You take regular "play sand", put it in a plastic bag, add food coloring, shake to color.
Use plain table salt & colored sidewalk chalk. Pour the salt into a shallow container, "rub" the chalk over it, before you know it you have colored "sand". My Girl Scouts loved doing this sand art craft.
As an elementary teacher, I often took the whitest sand which I could buy. Then I mixed food coloring with sand in a baggie. After that I dried the sand on a metal tray in the oven at 225 degrees. Stir a couple of times to make sure it all completely dries.