The Chew: Clinton’s Craft Corner – Layered Sand Art
With The Chew being camp-themed, Clinton Kelly showed us his layered sand art craft to help out any aspiring camp counselors out there looking to get some crafts going at their summertime getaway.
The Chew: Layered Sand Art Craft Supplies
- Glass containers or vases of various sizes
- Gel food coloring
- Plants or flowers
The Chew: Layered Sand Art Craft Directions
- Prepare your colors and get your sand ready.
- First dissolve gel food coloring into hot water.
- Use 1-3 spoonfuls per cup of water.
- The more food coloring you use, the darker the color.
- Also, food coloring results in more muted colors.
- Gel is more vibrant. Purchase sand at a craft store, pet store or home improvement store for about 4 bucks.
- When looking for sand remember that the lighter the sand, the more vibrant the color will be.
- Brown sand is good for darker colors and neutrals.
- Pour colored water over sand.
- A good rule of thumb is 1 part water for 3 parts sand.
- We used 1 cup sand and 1/3 cup water.
- Stir with whisk until sand is completely colored.
- It should still have a clumpy consistency, but it shouldn’t be too runny.
- Pour out any excess water and spread sand onto baking sheet to dry overnight.
- Or you can put in 200 degree oven until dry.
- Once the sand is dry pour sand it into a larger vase to create bottom layer.
- Pour enough so the tops of the two containers are at an equal height.
- Then place smaller vase on top of sand layer.
- Make a funnel with a piece of paper.
- Funnel sand between two vases to create layers.
- You can use a skewer, straw or paint brush to even out the sand.
- Once you’re finished layering your sand, place your flower or plant inside…and you’re done!