Spring Activities for Kids: Drawing Outside with Spring-Colored Sand

Grab some colored sand in spring colors and head outside to make some sensory art in this spring activity for kids! Children will love drawing all kinds of pictures with sand outdoors!

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Spring Art for Kids: Drawing Outside with Colored Sand~ Buggy and Buddy


Ever since visiting the Motoi Yamamoto salt exhibit at our local museum last year, we’ve been crazy for creating with salt and sand! (Recently we used salt as the main sensory material of our winter small world.)


With spring quickly approaching we decided to do some sand drawings outside using spring colors! (This post contains affiliate links.)


Spring Art for Kids: Drawing Outside with Colored Sand~ Buggy and Buddy

Spring Process Art for Kids: Draw with color sand outside

Spring Activities for Kids: Drawing with Sand

Drawing with sand is super simple to do! Grab some clear squeeze bottles and fill each bottle up with different colored sand. Then head outside and find a large area to use as your canvas. For our spring art we used our back patio.


Squeeze bottles filled with colored sand for drawing outside


Test out each bottle to see if the sand flows easily. Sometimes the top of the squeeze bottle needs to be snipped off a tiny bit to make the hole a bit wider.

Now you’re ready to draw!

We drew some Easter eggs with different designs and colors.


Easter Egg Art for Kids with Sand


Lucy was very proud of her spring flower!


Spring flower art for kids using sand


And Theo loved piling one color of sand on top of another.


colored sand outside


Here’s our sand pile maker in action!


Drawing with Colored Sand Outside


I just love the simplicity of drawing with sand. It’s a great way to do some open-ended art right outside!


Squeeze bottles filled with colored sand for drawing outside

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Spring Process Art for Toddlers and Preschoolers: Draw outside with spring colored sand


Spring Activities for Kids: Head outside and draw pictures with spring colored sand! Fun sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers to do this spring or Easter! ~ BuggyandBuddy.com


  1. such a fun colourful way to be creative outside! Pinned!

  2. Awesome idea! Can’t wait until it warms up and we can try this. 🙂


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