Published on June 19th, 2015 | by Kristen Swain1
Sweet Sand Art Necklaces
Buying sweets at the dollar store, I allowed my youngest to kind of go wild and buy whatever $1 candy she wanted.
We were preparing for a movie day, and I let her pick and choose candy she doesn’t normally get. I got distracted and found that we had quite the selection in her basket as we were checking out.
I have to laugh about these moments. I have great kids, but sometimes they go over board with things. What kids don’t?
When we got home, we put a bunch of things in the freezer. We are now well stocked for several movie days. Our movie days are rainy summer days where we take a couple hours after lunch and enjoy some goodies while we watch a family movie. It’s just a little fun thing to do with my girls while they are still around summer days.
So, while we were unpacking, a brilliant idea hit me when I picked up the bag of Pixy Stix. In case you don’t know, Pixy Stix are paper tubes of colored flavored sugar. They look like little tubes of sand.
I was inspired to create sweet sand art necklaces, and I think you will be inspired too!
I picked up a big bag of Pixy Stix, and then I ordered these fun little necklace jars.
Star Necklaces: They were a pretty good deal, costing about $0.44 each. Add in the 9 Pixy Stix it took to fill them, and for a dozen necklaces (and two bags of Pixy Stix) I would estimate it would cost about $7.31 for a fun kids craft for groups of a dozen kids. I would guess that a bag holds about 50 sticks, and that fills about 6 stars.
All you have to do is to take the lid off the jar.
Sort your colors. Give each kid their 9 Pixy Stix letting them choose colors.
Cut off the top of the paper, and insert the tube into the neck of the jar.
You can add one color, or many. It’s totally creative fun.
When they are done, they can add the jar top back on. They screw on and off. Wear them as jewelry until they are ready to eat!
Layering the sticks with a single color, or grouping them a few at a time will depend on how your necklace turns out.
Aren’t they sweet?