Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Luau Craft - Sand Art Necklaces

As a room mom for my boys' classes, I've helped to throw a gazillion class parties.  We tend to stick with a basic formula of a story, a snack, a craft, and a game.  This year's first grade End of Year party is a beach / luau theme, and few things are more beachy than sand.  Remember the Sand Art displayed in the boys' Under the Sea bathroom?

We have several Sand Art bottles throughout the room, because it's a fun easy craft.  In that same vein, we decided to have sand art necklaces as the craft project for our luau party.  We found some fun fish bottle necklaces at Oriental Trading Company.

They each come with their own tiny little funnel, but an even easier way to fill them is with Pixy Stix.

You can fit the Pixy Stix into the neck of the bottle, and the finite amount in each stick makes over filling with any one color impossible.

It took 6 Pixy Stix(2 - 3packs) to fill the little fish bottle.  The kids are going to love making these to take home.

Thanks for popping in and crafting with me.


  1. What a clever idea! I would've never thought of using pixy stix--SO COOL and what fun!


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