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Sand Work

Sand Work
Contributed by- Jennifer Augustine , Kochi , India
Total views : 39764    10 . 10 . 2009

Sand work is a beautiful work of art using fine coloured sand.

The work is easy and simple and can be tried by anyone.


  1. Sand-Various colours

  2. Hard Board

  3. Fevicol or glue

  4. Fevicryl-Various colours

  5. Carbon paper

  6. Varnish

  7. Brushes


Select a design of your choice. Now according to the size of your design, get the hard board cut. Next, trace the design on to the hard board using the carbon sheet. 

Putting sand evenly on the one chosen part

Put glue on a part of the design. Then scatter the sand over the glue evenly. Pat the sand thoroughly so that the sand fixes firmly onto the hard board. Keep it sometime for drying. Now reverse the hard board so that excess sand falls out. In a similar way, complete the design by filling the sand, part by part.

Removing excess sand by tilting

The sand that is usually available in the market comes in rather dull shades so, in order to brighten the shades you can paint the design  with a quality paint like fevicryl or any good oil paint. When  the paint dries, put  2-3 coatings of varnish on the design.

Now your sand work is complete. You can frame the work and use as a wall decoration. 


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Maha, Pakistan
July 30, 2011
very beautiful and very different work....
sreeja, Thrissur Kerala
July 19, 2011
easy to understand.. Good Craft work..
priya, singapore
December 10, 2010
i like it very much.