Fish Sand Art Magnet Craft Kit
I did these with 3rd graders. The weather was great so we did this on the grass under a tree! The kids loved making them. They were easy and not as messy as we thought it might be. The kids got very creative and mixed some of the sand to create their own colors! Next time I will make sure each child had three each to do as it went fast and they had a blast!!
July 29, 2010
So bad I threw them in the trash
Backing paper was hard to remove and when it did come off it took the sticky part with it 50% of the time. The sand packets are tiny and hard to open. Kids got very frustrated with them and they ended up in the trash and we came up with another activity for them to do.
June 18, 2014
So much fun!
These were a huge hit at my four year old's birthday party. They were fun and kept the kids busy and entertained and they all got to take home a new magnet or two for their own refrigerator at home. I recommend buying extra, because the kids will want to do more than one for sure! 4year olds + sand = mess ... so be prepared. :)
February 25, 2014
Great party favor. . .
This was a great party favor for a mermaid themed party. My daughters loved how easy it was, and the fish turned out pretty cute. Having the sand in individual bags made it so easy.
December 9, 2012
Kids love it
My favorite part of this craft is that the fish comes with self-adhesive and that the sticker backs can be pulled off section by section. It was so easy to use and the kids (ages 5-8) were able to make them on their own. The sand makes a mess, but it cleaned up fairly easily.
We couldn't get the magnets to stick to the back, but my students didn't seem to care.
July 16, 2011
We love sand art, but the magnets don't really stick to the cardboard. I've had to super-glue every one, and let it dry overnight so it's disappointing for the kids to have to wait that long to see their finished project hanging up. Then sometimes the cardboard is too heavy for the magnet and I have to glue an extra one on the back for it to stay on the fridge. But my daughter loves doing the craft.
You can do these inside on the carpet, the sand vacuums right up. It's much cleaner than any other art project we've done, and you don't have to go outside.
June 29, 2011
I purchased this product to use with a group of boys and girls ages 7 to 12 at a camp and it turned out to be a really nice project. The kids enjoyed doing them and i even had some 13 to 17 yr olds that enjoyed doing them....I now have a finished product hanging on my refrigerator and it looks good....The pre measured sand was definitely a plus.
July 16, 2010
fun for any age
I did this with my preschool-aged son. We just sat down and did it one evening. The mess was minimum and it was nice to be able to sit still and do a craft with him. We have enjoyed each sand art project we have done!
April 28, 2010
Fun and messy
Our class of 5th graders really enjoyed this project. My suggestion is to get some paper place mats to put under their work surface. That way when they are finished, they can take it and dump in in the trash. Also, make sure you provide plenty of scissors to open packages of sand. Make sure that the kids know there is a magnet to go on the back since it is not in the kit itself.
February 16, 2010