Valentine's Day

Colorful Valentine's Day Gifts ideas using Crayola Play Sand!

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Celebrate love by having some craft time fun using Crayola Play Sand! 

Below are some fun and easy DIY ideas from the Crayola Play Sand Lab that are fun and safe for both parents and kids. Create a one of a kind picture frame for your favorite photo of your loved one and even make a matching candle to pair with it!  

Keep reading for a little inspiration to make your own!

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Here are some of the items you'll need:

  • White wooden frames (Find these at your local craft store)
  • Candles (try mixing tall and medium sizes)
  • At least 1 bag of Crayola Play Sand- Any color! Select multiple colors for an even cooler looking design! (Click here to find it at a store near you!)
  • 1 8 oz. jar of Mod Podge, or any type of kid-safe liquid glue
  • Medium Brush
  • Paper heart stickers
  • Paper plates (makes for easy clean up!)
  • Glitter
  • 1 Cup per color of Crayola Play Sand
Purple Crayola Play Sand

Purple Crayola Play Sand

Pink Crayola Play Sand

Pink Crayola Play Sand



For starters, pour Crayola Play Sand, glitter (or a mix of both!) on to a paper plate, mix the materials together, pour it into a cup and set it to the side.


Using the brush, paint Mod Podge or liquid glue onto your white frame with swift strokes until the frame is covered specifically where you'd like to add materials your play sand and glitter. We chose to dazzle up just one corner of the frame!


Next, grab your cup of Crayola Play Sand and/or glitter mix and begin carefully sprinkling it along the areas you applied glue to. Don't be afraid to shake on alot if you're going for a strong pop of color! 

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Let dry for about half an hour and then glue on your heart decor as desired. (Tip: apply glue to the back of decor items for a stronger hold to the frame).

Below is another frame design option using Purple Crayola Play Sand.



Now lets have some fun with the candles!

Here are some other neat design ideas using the same glue and sand sprinkling method.


Below we added some of our leftover hear decor to the candle before the glue and sprinkling step. Once done, we removed the decor to leave behind a cool heart shaped pattern design! The possibilities are endless!


Here are some of the finished pieces!

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We hope you enjoy brining some of these craft ideas to life with your loved ones this Valentine's Season!

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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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