Saturday, September 24, 2011

Looking for a new Hobby? How about making a sand vase?

New hobbies can sometimes take away what is most precious, time away from your kids.  This project can combine a new found interest with time spent with your kids.  Several things that you have to take into consideration when you look at projects to do with your kids are the age group and the number of kids versus the difficulty of the project. Another is whether the materials for the project can be attained at a reasonable price. Making a sand vase is a project that is cheap, easy to do, and something that can give creative freedom to you and your kids.

Materials you will need:

  • Newspaper
  • Plastic cup
  • Paint brush
  • Colored sand
  • Glue
  • Bottle or Jar
  • Paper or pie plate
  • Spoon
The newspaper is used to cover your table so that you can catch any stray sand, and trust me when I tell you this...THERE WILL BE STRAY SAND.  It seems to be the case regardless of how careful you are.  Use the plastic cup to hold your glue and dilute it with some water so that it will spread on the jar more evenly.  Spread sand on evenly over glued areas.  You can do this all in one color or you can also make a design first with the glue, cover with sand and then fill in the rest of the space with glue then add more sand for a more creative and detailed look.  The plates are used to put underneath your vase as you add the sand, this way you can reuse any sand that does not end up on the vase.  Once your vase is covered with sand you will need to let it dry for 30 minutes.  You can also use hot glue toadd ribbons or other decorative objects to your vase.  Get creative and enjoy the time that you are spending with your kids on this project.  Take a look at the video below.  It gives a step by step tutorial on making the sand vase.  If you have any questions or comments please be sure to share them in the comments below.


  1. Hey!
    I'm not sure why, but this is the first post I've seen since following you! Great video. I was wondering, do you seal this in any way after? I think these would be great for table decorations.
    I'm going to look at your other posts now... ; )
    BTW, Blogger's not liking me much when it comes to commenting (took me a few tries to do this one!), but I'll keep trying...
    Take it easy

  2. Nice job on the video!

  3. Lotus, yea we will be sealing it with a spray on urethane. It does ok if you don't seal it, but there is still the stray sand here and there if you don't.