Recreate the memories of a beach vacation in the pages of scrapbook with craft materials that look like sand. There are creative alternatives for making a sand craft when you do not have real sand available. Use paint or some other basic, kitchen staples to create the look of sand when you need it for a craft project.
Things You'll Need
- 2 cups rice puff cereal
- 1/c cup table salt
- Stone-colored textured paint
- Plastic storage bag with zip closure
- Rolling pin
- Card stock
Place rice puff cereal in the plastic storage bag and close the zip closure.
Place the bag of cereal on a flat surface. Use the rolling pin to crush the cereal into fine grains, like sand.
Pour glue in a thin layer onto the craft surface, such as card stock. If you are creating a craft out of fabric, use fabric or tacky glue.
Pour the crushed rice cereal over the glue. Cover the glue surface completely. Lift the paper or fabric and lightly shake it to remove any loose cereal.
Pour the salt into a bowl to make it easy to use.
Pour a thin layer of glue on the craft surface, where you want to set the sand on your craft.
Use your fingers to sprinkle the salt over the wet glue. Cover the glued area fully. Pick up the craft and shake it gently to release excess salt.
Use stone-colored textured paint in an aerosol can. This paint is readily available at local home improvement stores and craft stores.
Tear the top of a piece of card stock unevenly. Glue the torn papers on another full piece of card stock.
Spray the paper with the stone textured paint to create a sand-like appearance. Allow the paint to dry completely.
Tips & Warnings
- You can create a colored sand-like substance by crushing fruity rice puff cereal.
- For thicker, grittier sand use rock salt or coarse salt.
- Photo Credit Jupiterimages/Comstock/Getty Images
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