Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by GrannyE Great size for small children
Second year I bought these for my "End of Year Party" for my preschool class. Just the right size for my students. They loved making them and then we hot glued them so they couldn't take them apart.
April 10, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by NewHope15 Nice, but a little small
*DOES NOT COME WITH SAND*
Thankfully I read that the sand had to be ordered seperately when I ordered these. I just wanted to add here to help others.
These make awesome crafts for kids of any age but are very small. The measurement shown in discription is including the base. Also the plastic is very thin/flimsy. One of my students dropped his (2ft) & it broke. They are nice for the price, but handle with care.
February 27, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by 4cowboychurchkidos better than expected
Did this for a booth at a fall festival for our church... it was a huge hit! I was worried the younger kids would need extra help and the older kids would think they are too old but I tried it anyways. We had all ages loving it and we had a blast too just watching!
November 7, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by Dash13 NOT the BEST purchase EVER!
I bought 4 of these Sand Art Crosses - and it was a fail. I knew it would be small BUT not that small. I was also very disappointed when I saw Oriental Trading Stamp was on the base - I thought it was a bible verse. And we ALWAYS buy our VBS crafts here. Very disappointed - going to return - hopefully shipping it back wont cost as much as the product itself.
Also, I dont believe this craft is for 8 and older - this is to easy for an 3rd grader.
**Note to self next time - Read the Reviews before buying!**
March 31, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SSchoolTeacher Excellent for use at Church
We have a fall Soup Supper & Craft Sale at church every November. The last 2 years we added a craft area for kids to make a project for $1 or less, These Sand-Filled Crosses are perfect for that. We had the colored sand already and our local hobby store has some containers, but they are either too girly or too boyish, The crosses will be neutral and something they can keep and not throw away.
June 15, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by MommyToAllie Sand art is always a hit!
We purchased these for VBS. They were a big hit with all the children (preschool through grade 6). You only receive 1 funnel per dozen, so unless you plan to have the children share the funnel, I recommend ordering extra funnels when you place your order. Since you literally need three hands to fill these crosses (they are not "flat" on the top of the cross), we turned a styrofoam bowl up-side-down, cut a cross in the middle of the bowl, then placed the cross up-side-down through the slit. The bowl served as a perfect "third" hand so that the children could hold the funnel with one hand and pour sand into the funnel with their other hand. To avoid any sand from "accidentally" escaping from the crosses once the sand art was completed, we placed a glue dot in the base of the cross before "sealing" the base to the cross. This was a very fun project for everyone!
June 13, 2011
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TOBBIE Good quality
Be sure to get sand & funnels they are not included so at the last minute i had to order some. They are a bit difficult holding the cross & the funnel while the children poured their sand, finally they worked in pairs. Also I would have preferred if Oriental Trading would have not been stamped on the base of the cross, that did not seem appropriate for a VBS class.
May 30, 2011