How to Make It Look Like Sand in Crafts

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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
  • Glue

Cereal

  • 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.

Salt

  • 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.

Textured Paint

  • 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.

References

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