24 Awesome Outer Space Sand Art Sets
The 1st-6th graders did these over two days at our space themed bible school. They seemed to really enjoy them!
August 2, 2010
These projects are good for older age kids, I would not say younger than 8 or 9. Messy and hard to control sand application.
June 16, 2014
Not enough sand and no instructions
I bought this project for a library program so it worked out, but I had a few problems. First, the stickers were really hard to take off. The kids really struggled with them. Next, there are no instructions or pictures, so I had to print pictures off the internet so the kids would have some idea how to make the pictures. Finally, there isn't enough sand. I was saved because I have stored up sand from many of the other sand art we have done. Otherwise, the children would have been very frustrated because their pictures would be incomplete. So just keep these tips in mind and the project can be successful.
August 12, 2013
Space Sand Art
We had 20 minutes to do the sand art. It wasn't enough time to finish it. And It was more difficult for the younger children, but they loved it. It was hard to peel the sickers off, but it was not too bad. What I didn't like was the sand did not stay on very well. A day or two later their sand art looked a mess. I think if I did it again I might think about putting clear contact paper over it.
August 21, 2010
Used this for 4th and 5th graders at Galactic Blast VBS. The kids loved them and we did them again 2 days later. Hard to do in 15 minutes though.
June 23, 2010
Not for young kids.
I was hoping my five year old and his friends would be able to do these with no problem. Not so. They are definitely a cool project but need an adult's help and supervision.
May 1, 2010
Not as good as expected
These were priced well but the stickers did not come off easily and the kids got very frustrated. The sticker part tore off when taking off the backings exposing the cardboard. Also, it seems that many of them had been cut right through so that they tore very easily. Ok if you can be very hands on.
August 18, 2009
The kids loved them but the sticky was hard to get off of the small areas. Some kind of tab system should be added to help the 8-10 year olds get them apart easier.
June 22, 2009
Review of packaging
I bought these for my son's birthday party to include in goody bags. Each kit is packaged in its own plastic bag and contains the space scene and individual plastic pouches of colored sand. Out of the 24 kits, 6 kits had substantial leaks from the sand pouches and could not be given out. Fortunately, I only needed 13.
I may update my review/recommendation once we've had a chance to use the product.
March 27, 2009