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Create a Colorful Easter Bouquet with Crayola Play Sand and Marshmallow PEEPS®!

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Color up this Easter Holiday with a fun and quirky bouquet using Crayola Play Sand and Marshmallow PEEPS®! Peeps are one of the first treats that come to mind when you think of Easter, so It's only fitting to create a floral bouquet full of them hopping around on 'grass' using green Crayola Play Sand!

This easy DIY is fun and safe for parents and kids. It can also be the beautiful focal point for Easter Sunday dinner or a colorful accent for kid photos!  Continue reading below for instructions...

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MATERIALS

Here are the items you will need:

  • 1 One clear vase from your local craft store  (you can select your desired shape/size. The bigger the vase, the more PEEPS and colorful play sand!)
  • 1 bag of green Crayola Play Sand. (Click here to find it at a store near you!)
  • 1 styrofoam block (make sure it fits in the vase!)
  • Your choice of Marshmallow PEEPS!
  • 1 glue gun
  • 1 pair of wire cutters (not pictured)
  • 1 cup, scooper or hand shovel
  • Your choice of silk flowers 

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Warm up your glue gun and add an appropriate amount of glue to the styrofoam block and immediately press it downward into the bottom of the base. Allow a few minutes for it to dry.

2. Carefully use a cup or hand shovel to pour an appropriate amount of Crayola Play Sand into the vase at least 1/3 of the way. (The amount of play sand you use depends on the size of the vase and how many peeps you plan to use)! Make sure the sand is even along the edges.

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3. Place the individual PEEPS side by side in the vase. Careful not to squish them :)

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4. Continue adding PEEPS until the entire perimeter of the vase is covered. If your vase size allows, you can add however many rows you wish!

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5. Grab your favorite silk flowers, cut the stem to an appropriate size of the vase with wire cutters and insert them into the styrofoam block one by one.

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And now your beautiful Easter Bouquet is complete! :)

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We hope you enjoy making this delightful colorful bouquet this springtime season!

Visit CrayolaColorSand.com for more amazing projects and DIYs!

*No PEEPS were harmed during this #DIY :)

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...

 

MATERIALS

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

 

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INSTRUCTIONS

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 :)

 

TIPS

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!

Visit CrayolaColorSand.com for more amazing projects and DIYs!

 

LOVE COLORFULLY.

Add a Pop of Color to Your Aquarium

Brighten your aquarium with our sand, and know our safe, nontoxic sand will never fade or bleed.

Crayola Play Sand is bleedproof and our all natural quartz sand resists abrasion better than typical sands. Each grain of sand has been screened and is completely round – giving it a smooth soft feel. Our sand is non-toxic, lead free and the colorant is bonded to the sand at 250°F which destroys any possible fungal material or biomaterial. As a matter of fact we don't even use chemicals in our cleaning process - it goes through an extremely hot water wash. 

And like all Crayola products, our Play Sand underwent extreme product testing, however, we don't do any animal testing. If you would like to find out more about the safe uses of our sand, we encourage you to visit official aquarium forums and blogs.