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Sand paintings are colored sand in a bottle or other glass container, of various shapes and sizes. The creation of such paintings was widespread in the Arab countries, from there this “sand art” came to us.

Those who have been to Arab resorts are more likely to meet street artists who, literally in front of You has been creating paintings of sand. These are mostly simple forms of sand dunes with camels and pyramids, palm trees, mountains, seashore, and many other bizarre patterns and shapes.

These pictures are created using colored sand and special sticks, which are carefully placed in a bottle of sand.

How to make a picture out of sand.

If you decide to try to create a picture of sand, you will need:

— Multi-colored sand

To obtain a multi-colored sand, quite easily. You just need to paint it. To do this, we will need jars in which we fill our sand and fill it with paint diluted with water. You can use gouache or watercolor as a paint. Paint should be diluted with water (only not much), and fill our jar with sand. After that, shake the sand in a jar, wait for some time until the carsochny pigment is absorbed into the sand, then you need to dry the sand thoroughly.

Also, as a colorful pigment, you can use iodine, manganese, henna, in other words, experiment that will give you a more pleasant color to the sand.

If you don’t have sand, but you really want to try it, you can use ordinary semolina instead of sand. Paint using the same technology.

Sand paintings.
Sand paintings.

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— Sticks.

As a tool for compacting and working with sand, you can use metal wire, plastic straws for cocktails,and other sticks and wires. As you create a picture, you will understand what kind of wand you would need now.

Creating a picture is quite simple, in a bottle selected in advance by You, you pour sand, carefully placing it in the right places with the help of sticks. You need to decide in advance on the future drawing. Step by step, you pour sand and tamp it with a thick stick, after the picture is completely ready, you need to take a piece of fabric, soak it in PVA glue, and tightly tamp the neck of the bottle,and close the cork. All the picture is ready!

At first, when there is no experience, you can try to create simple plots, mountains, embankments, etc. After that, try to draw palm trees, camels, birds, and other intricate patterns.

Sand paintings.
Sand paintings.
Sand paintings.
Sand paintings.
Sand paintings.
Sand paintings.

Drawing with sand on glass.

This technique appeared relatively recently, but has already gained popularity all over the world. Initially, drawing on sand was used in animation, the bottom of the glass was illuminated and the artist could easily change the sand drawings, so frame by frame the cartoon was created.

Now drawing on sand is very popular, there are many sites that can please You with an amazing sand show Sand-Show. There are also special studios that teach drawing on sand. This is a very exciting and useful activity, it develops imagination, attention, finger motor skills and spatial perception. Also, sand can calm the nervous system and remove harmful energy.

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