Mother's Day/Teachers Appreciation hand-crafted card for kids to make

Mothers_Day gift idea for kids

It's that time of year again- the time to show appreciation for moms, teachers, or anyone you want to tell "You're the best." One of the best ways to show appreciation is a handmade card. This CIY craft allows you to imagine whatever designs, patterns, and colors you want! We've included templates to help get you started in thanking your teacher or telling your mom what she means to you.


- Crayola Play Sand
- Paper (cardstock is best for this CIY craft)
- Printed template 
- Markers (for decoration)
- Colored Popsicle sticks (for decoration)
- Paint brushes
- Mod Podge glue or other craft glue
- Spoon

  1. Download and print the template you'd like to use

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2. Apply glue using paint brush

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3. Quickly sprinkle Crayola Play Sand over glue, one color at a time, making sure to allow time to dry between different colors

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4. Repeat painting with glue and sprinkling sand, color by color, until the design is filled in

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5. After the card is dry, fold if needed, and write a message using markers or decorate with colored Popsicle sticks 

Mothers Day gift ideas for kids
Teachers appreciation hand-crafted card for kids to make
Mothers day craft idea for kids
Thank you cards for kids to make with sand
Mothers Day Teachers craft ideas for kids

Celebrate Love with a Colorful Valentine's Day Centerpiece using Crayola Play Sand!

Celebrate love with a colorful Valentine's Day centerpiece using Crayola Play Sand! 

This easy DIY is fun and safe for parents and kids. It will also be the beautiful focal point of a delightful dinner for two!  Continue reading below for instructions...



Here are the items you will need:

  • 1 heart-shaped class vase or bowl from your local craft store  (you can select your desired size)
  • 1 tealight candle (scented candles are a plus!)
  • 1 bag of pink (or purple) Crayola Play Sand. (Click here to find it at a store near you!)
  • Optional: Your choice of silk or natural flowers or petals to add a nice touch


Pink Crayola Play Sand

Pink Crayola Play Sand

Purple Crayola Play Sand

Purple Crayola Play Sand


1. Place you selected heart-shaped vase on a flat surface. The floor works even better if you're work with kids!


2. Carefully pour an appropriate amount of Crayola Play Sand into the vase about a 1/2 inch to 1/4 inch from the rim.


3. Use your thumb to create a shallow hole in the center of the sand-filled vase and place the tealight in its place.


4. After you have placed your finished centerpiece in your desired location, sprinkle a few rose petals around it for a pop of color.

Safety first! Parents, please handle all candle lighting and keep fire away from the kids :)



If you selected a taller vase, add some excitment by layering multiple colors of Crayola Play Sand.

With a wider vase, you can add multiple tealights to one centerpeice! The possibilities are endless!

If you're looking for even more variety, try using more colors of Crayola Play Sand.

We hope you enjoy making this delightful centerpiece with your loved ones this Valentine's Season!

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