- Gather your materials. You will need a piece of construction paper, some white glue, some sand and markers or crayons if you want.
- Start by having your child draw some fun pictures, if they are at the scribble stage, let them scribble. If they are older see if they will draw a picture of their favorite summer memory, hopefully something with sand!
- Add the glue, we just went freestyle , but you can make structured designs or even letters!
- Add the sand. We started with a spoon but like most almost 2 year olds, my son got rather frustrated with the small amounts the spoon was scooping and decided to pour it on instead.
- Let dry.
- Once dry explore the feeling of the art, and talk about how the paper is smooth, but the sand is rough!
“The Sandcastle Contest” by Robert Munsch. I am normally a huge Munsch fan, I love so many of his touching and goofy stories. I don’t like this book , I have read it 4 times trying to find something about it I liked, but it’s just not there for me. I think it focuses too much on the uglier side of competitiveness and the characters are rude. I hate giving anything by Munsch a bad review , but I can’t avoid it.