Materials 1 cup sand 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp dish soap water (as needed) Optional* Food coloring  Directions Step 1: In a bowl, mix fine sand and cornstarch together. Step 2: Add dish soap and water, and combine thoroughly until well mixed. Step 3: Add food coloring if you’d like! Step 4: Let dry for 1-2 hours. Step 5: Start playing!

Materials 1 cup sand 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp dish soap water (as needed) Optional* Food coloring Directions Step 1: In a bowl, mix fine sand and cornstarch together. Step 2: Add dish soap and water, and combine thoroughly until well mixed. Step 3: Add food coloring if you’d like! Step 4: Let dry for 1-2 hours. Step 5: Start playing!

Makes a pretty sun catcher! -- 29 creative crafts for kids that parents will actually enjoy doing, too!

29 Of The BEST Crafts & Activities For Kids (Parents love these, too!)

Makes a pretty sun catcher! -- 29 creative crafts for kids that parents will actually enjoy doing, too!

This DIY recipe for Kinetic Sand only takes 3 ingredients, and costs about a third of what commercial brands of Kinetic Sand retails for.  Kids love sensory play like this, and will occupy them for hours.  See how to make your own Kinetic Sand here!  LivingIthaca.com:

This DIY recipe for Kinetic Sand only takes 3 ingredients, and costs about a third of what commercial brands of Kinetic Sand retails for. Kids love sensory play like this, and will occupy them for hours. See how to make your own Kinetic Sand here! LivingIthaca.com:

Exploring Great Artists :: complete art lesson plans

Exploring Great Artists :: complete art lesson plans

This takes you to a link to purchase a book. Photos are great. Complete art lessons for exploring great artists :: artist profiles, creative art projects, supply lists. 25 great artists.

Tin foil, yarn, cardboard, and sharpies. This makes a cool low relief sculpture. Start by teaching about line variations, and color schemes (monochromatic, analogous, etc.). Cool project for 6-7th grade.

Tin foil, yarn, cardboard, and sharpies. This makes a cool low relief sculpture. Start by teaching about line variations, and color schemes (monochromatic, analogous, etc.). Cool project for 6-7th grade.

STICKY SAND is lots of fun for kids to play with. It acts like wet sand but isn't actually wet. It sticks together well, creating a perfect molding sand for sculpting and creating. Sticky sand also vacuums up easily, making it great for both indoor and outdoor use.

STICKY SAND is lots of fun for kids to play with. It acts like wet sand but isn't actually wet. It sticks together well, creating a perfect molding sand for sculpting and creating. Sticky sand also vacuums up easily, making it great for both indoor and outdoor use.

DIY - Sharpie Coasters, ceramic tiles (free or very inexpensive at any home store center), rubbing alcohol added with a straw or eyedropper, (for the colors to mix) -- Great inexpensive gifts!

30 Sensational Sharpie Crafts That Will Beautify Your Life

DIY - Sharpie Coasters, ceramic tiles (free or very inexpensive at any home store center), rubbing alcohol added with a straw or eyedropper, (for the colors to mix) -- Great inexpensive gifts!

Tape Resist Art: Help children build their creative confidence with this splatter paint art project! Such a fun process art activity for kids!

Inspirational Splatter Paint Art Project for Kids

Tape Resist Art: Help children build their creative confidence with this splatter paint art project! Such a fun process art activity for kids!

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