Sand Clay Keepsakes

My daughter has a birthday coming up! I can’t believe she’ll be eight soon. This year, we’re having an Art Party for her. While I was researching different activities to have during her party, I came across these cool sand clay pieces. Since we live at the beach, I thought they would be great!  I wish I had found these when my cousin and son were here, it’s such a great family project. 

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Of course, I wanted to do a trial run before her birthday, so we had fun making sand clay keepsakes this past weekend. I love that the ingredients are all things you have around the house! Ours were a little on the thick side, and I think that made them take a little bit too long to dry. The sand we used was wet, so I think the whole thing ended up a bit on the wet side.  We were really worried they wouldn’t turn out at all, but they ended up pretty good.  Here is my husband putting on some finishing touches before putting them in the oven. 

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However, I love how these turned out! We were so worried that the handprints were not going to show up well, but they did and I couldn’t be more pleased. I don’t know if we’ll make ones large enough for handprints for the party, but we definitely want to find a way to incorporate these into our crafts! I think we will use our cookie cutters and let them mold the sand using them. These are going to make such cute keepsakes! 1083345

Sand Clay

2 cups sand

1 – 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 cup warm water

1 – 1/4 cups salt

Mix together the sand, flour and salt in a large bowl.

Slowly add the warm water , mixing as you go with a large spoon. Depending on the wetness of the sand, you may need more or less water.

If you accidently add too much water, don’t worry! You can add sand and/or flour to reach the consistency you want.

Bake at 200 for an hour, then let them air dry the rest of the way. 

 

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  1. Maryann D. says:

    I think this is a great idea! I am sure it is lots of fun too and I wish I did this with my kids when they were young.

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