Sand Castle Craft
craft is a wonderful Summer craft for kids.
The castle is made using empty
paper towel tubes and some play sand from the sand box or the beach.
Children love working with the sand, and the castle can be personalized
with a flag with the child’s name. This is a great craft for
summer camps or for summer preschoolers.
- 2 empty paper
- Play sand
- White glue
- Colored construction paper or card stock
craft stick (popsicle stick)
- Paints or markers
1. Begin the sandcastle craft by cutting the paper towel
four different lengths, as shown. The size of each length is not
important, and it makes each sandcastle look unique.
2. Pour some play sand on to the paper plate,
covering the entire
bottom of the plate.
3. Using a paint brush, paint on a thick coat of
white glue all over
the paper towel tube. Or, if you are having a lot of children do this
craft, you could pour the glue on to a plastic plate and have the
children roll their tubes in glue.
4. Next, roll each paper towel tube in the sand
on the plate, to cover
the tube. Shake off the excess and allow each tube to dry thoroughly.
5. Add more sand to the paper plate if
necessary, and add a dollop of
glue to the sand, as shown. Use a spoon and stir the glue into the sand
to create a wet, sludgy sand. Stand the sand covered tubes on the paper
plate, arranging them with the tallest in the back, and the shortest
near the front. Push the glue-sand mix all around the tubes. This helps
support them to stand. Spread the rest of the sand-glue mixture all
over the plate. Allow everything to dry.
6. To make a flag, color or paint the
wooden craft stick (optional).
Fold a small piece of colored construction paper or card stock in half,
and cut out a triangle flag shape as shown. This can be personalized
with the child’s name. Glue the wooden craft stick inside the
folded triangle shape, and glue the flag to the inside of one of the
sandcastle craft is complete!
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