Summer Fun for Kids

Back 2 School! Head back with a Sparkly Tumbler filled with Crayola Play Sand!

Yes, yes, we know! The time has come already! It's already time to go back to school! Seems like the Summer break just started right?! Send your kiddos back to school in style with their very own custom sparkly tumbler made with Crayola Play Sand! Your kids will love staying hydrated with their colorful tumbler filled with sparkling glitter. The glitter floats around even more when shaken. This adds an amazing effect for kids that need a little sensory interaction while sitting at their desks for long periods of time.

Keep reading to learn how to make one of your own!

MATERIALS

Here's what you'll need:

  • 1 Clear acrylic tumbler with a removable bottom (Found at your local craft store, or
  • 1 bag of Crayola Play Sand- Any color! (Click here to find it at a store near you!)
  • E6000 Craft adhesive glue
  • Colored glitter of your choice (The bigger, the better!)
  • 1 cup (for pouring)
  • 1 spoon 
  • 1 pair of scissors
  • 1 cotton swab
  • 4-8 oz. of clean water
  • Optional: plastic school related inserts (found in scrapbooking at the craft store).

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Start by unscrewing the bottom of the tumbler until it comes completely off. Next, Spoon in your favorite color(s) of Crayola Play Sand

2. Once the sand is filled up 1/2 to 2/3rds of the  way, add glitter to your liking for a little extra sparkle! Next, add water to fill up the remaining space until theres only 1-1.5 inches of unfilled space left in the tumbler.

3. Next, its time to glue the bottom lid back down. Grab your E6000 glue, and with a cotton swab, smear a safe amount of glue along the entire inner rim of the tumbler lid. For added sealing, you can also add some glue around the bottom rim of the tumbler as well. Next, quickly screw the lid back on. Make sure it is screwed as tightly and evenly as possible to avoid any chances of water leaking. Allow to dry over night before using.

4. Shake! Shake! Shake! Enjoy watching the sand and glitter mix and float all around. Your kid is going to love it!

 

5. Optional: DRY version of this tumbler using plastic school-related inserts (found in the scrapbooking section of your craft store). This looks looks pretty messy, but some kids enjoy shaking the tumbler to reveal the pencils and journals buried in the sand! (We do not recommend adding water or liquids if you go this route).

And you're all done! Here's to a bright and colorful school year for the kids in your life!

Make 4th of July Confetti Blasters with Crayola Play Sand!

Independence Day is right around the corner and we've got a fun, colorful and low cost way to celebrate! These blasters make for a wonderful alternative when fireworks in neighborhoods aren't permitted. They are also kid safe, (just be sure to not aim at anyone's face!).

See it in action below and keep reading to learn how to  make some of your own!

MATERIALS

Here are the items you will need:

  • Toilet paper tubes (#TeamRecycle)
  • Patriotic themed scrapbook paper
  • Patriotic colored glitter and confetti of your choice (Blue, red, white, silver)
  • 1 bag of Crayola Play Sand- Blue  (Click here to find it at a store near you!)
  • 12" ballons
  • Washi Tape (we chose the glittery kind!)
  • Regular tape
  • 1 Mixing bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • 1 pair of scissors

 

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Measure and cut your scrapbook paper to the length of the toilet paper tube. Next, secure the paper to the tube with regular tape as pictured and roll it up until the tube is completely covered. Secure it with more regular tape.

2. Next, cover the clear tape with washi tape. Secure the washi by folding it over on the top and bottom of the tube.

3. Grab a balloon, tie the tail end in a knot and cut the top (round part) off with scicorrs. 1/3 of the way will do!

4. Affix the tail-end of your ballon around the top of the decorated tube and secure the perimeter with washi tape.

All done with the tubes! Now on the sand + confetti mix!

5. Grab your mixing bowl and pour 1 cup of blue Crayola Play Sand into the bowl. (1 cup is good for around 6 blasters.)

6. Add confetti of your choice...in the amount to your liking. We chose big sparkly stars!

7. Stir up the mix with a spoon until the confetti is spread evenly among the play sand.

8. Spoon in about 2 spoonfuls (2 tbs) of confetti sand mix into each tube.

And you're done! Go outside and blast off! Happy Independence Day!

Prehistoric Safari Sandbox, a place where imagination meets adventure.

How about creating an interactive sandbox game as part of a sand arts and craft activity?

All you have to do is follow these four easy steps: 

  • use a large plastic or wooden tray
  • add Crayola Play Sand 
  • ask your child to place dinosaur toys into the sand
  • don’t forget the safari hats for your kiddos.      

Jump into Summer Colorfully & Safely!

Finally, the summer is here and we all know it’s time to open the doors and let the kids run riot outdoors. Bright, colorful, safe Crayola Play Sand lets children take their creative experiences outdoors. But how safe is Crayola Play Sand? Crayola brand has been a well-trusted brand for many years and all our play sand products are independently tested at Duke University &  BioScience Laboratories. Unlike beach sand, the smooth grains are thoroughly washed and dried to remove all contaminants and dirt. And be assured that absolutely no chemicals were used in washing our sand, only water!!!  To further ensure you that our Play Sand is safe, each grain is dried by heating them to 250°F which destroys any possible fungal or bio-material.

Let your summer be colorful and most importantly safe!