Navajo Sand Painting
A Navajo art form traditionally used my medicine men to create sacred
images for healing purposes.
Need: sand, food coloring, zip-lock baggie, diluted glue, foam trays
or bowls, plastic spoons, craft sticks, sand (beach or playground),
Place sand into a zip-lock baggie with food coloring. Close bag.
Vigorously shake the bag until all the sand is colored. Open the bag
and spread sand out to dry. Repeat with any color desired.
Have children draw a simple picture on construction paper. When the
drawing is finish use slightly diluted glue on the picture. Using a
spoon, immediately sprinkle colored sand on the picture. Continue
until the picture is finished.