Activities & Days Out / 1 September, 2019 / Nanny Anita

Retro Coloured Sand Bottles

These retro sand bottles are such a simple and easy craft to do. There is no set up time. Plus if you use a tray to contain any spilt sand, there is hardly any clean up time.

I had the perfect opportunity to do this with EC when his swimming lesson got cancelled and his sister was out at a birthday party.  When I asked him if he would like to make some sand bottles, he immediately asked if he could make 2 of them!  I took that to mean yes he did want to do it.

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For this you will need:

  • Bottles (we used travel bottles from muji)
  • Small funnel – muji do sell these, but you can also get them from boots
  • Coloured sand*
  • Spoon
  • A tray or container

retro sand bottles

* If you don’t have any coloured sand then you can use salt mixed with some grated coloured chalk.

retro sand bottles

Simple spoon the sand into the funnel and fill up the bottle.  To create more variety, try angling the funnel so that the sand falls in one area and not evenly.  You can also use toothpicks or skewers to push down into the sand, which creates really nice effects.

retro sand bottles

A pushed down effect using a toothpick

My favourite part of this craft was when EC got distract by something and almost put the sandy spoon in his mouth!  He turned round to me, with this very serious face, and said “remember don’t put the spoon in your mouth, it won’t taste nice”.  That did make me chuckle a bit.

When YC got home from her party and saw what had been made, she asked if she could make one as well.  Unfortunately for her, I EC had used up my remaining bottles.  It looks like these retro sand bottles will definitely be on our repeat list.

Pin for later:

Retro sand bottles: A great craft for children and teens alike.

 

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