3 Sand Painting Techniques to Try Today! />

3 Sand Painting Techniques to Try Today!

Sand painting is a fantastic activity for any age artist - whether it's a preschooler creating abstract art or an adult looking to try a new technique. Painting with sand creates color, texture, and dimension on any piece of art, and is an exciting way to try something new!
I Scream, You Scream: Scenic Sand and CelluClay Ice Cream! />

I Scream, You Scream: Scenic Sand and CelluClay Ice Cream!

Next to eating ice cream, there's nothing sweeter than an ice cream themed arts and crafts project! In this project tutorial, we'll show you how to make Scenic Sand and CelluClay ice cream sundaes that look so good you might want to sneak a taste*! (*Just kidding! Even though Scenic Sand and CelluClay are ACMI approved non-toxic, please don't eat them!)
Mason Jar Mummies - DIY Halloween Candleholders />

Mason Jar Mummies - DIY Halloween Candleholders

Halloween will be here before you know it! With the weather turning cooler, it's the perfect time of year to get crafty. Gather some friends to make this fun Halloween craft project with Scenic Sand colored sand and Rigid Wrap plaster cloth. You'll have a blast making Mason Jar Mummies - DIY Halloween Candleholders!
DIY Etched Sand Art Vase {via When Creativity Knocks} />

DIY Etched Sand Art Vase {via When Creativity Knocks}

Our friend Cindi at When Creativity Knocks shows you how to use Scenic Sand colored sand to create a beautiful stained glass effect on a thrifted glass vase. It's easier than you'd think!
Colorful Canned Mushrooms by Nichole Hahn />

Colorful Canned Mushrooms by Nichole Hahn

As part of the ACTÍVA Products 2018 Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest, art teacher Nichole Hahn created this Colorful Canned Mushrooms project. Click through to see the whole lesson plan!
Where Am I? Three-Dimensional Topographical Mapping by Polly Blair />

Where Am I? Three-Dimensional Topographical Mapping by Polly Blair

As part of the ACTÍVA Products 2018 Art Teacher Mystery Box Contest, art teacher Polly Blair created this Three-Dimensional Topographical Map lesson plan, using InstaMold, PermaStone, and Activ-Clay. Through this lesson, students will learn how to express where they are in the world in a three-dimensional way. Click here for the full lesson plan!
Glitter Art Made with Sand Art Kit />

Glitter Art Made with Sand Art Kit

Gracie, the 11 year old granddaughter of ACTÍVA Operations Manager, Bobby Don, created this beautiful glitter art by using the geometric die cuts in ACTÍVA's new Sand Art Kit! We love Gracie's creative and sparkly use of the Sand Art Kit!
Sand and Sea Dimensional Art />

Sand and Sea Dimensional Art

Students of all ages - from as young as kindergarten to as old as high school - can create this sand and sea dimensional art! It's a wonderful project to introduce them to perspective, texture, and dimension.
Must-Have Supplies For a Wedding Unity Sand Ceremony />

Must-Have Supplies For a Wedding Unity Sand Ceremony

As with all things wedding-related, a little bit of planning goes a long way when a unity sand ceremony is part of your special day! There are many things you'll need to ensure a successful wedding unity sand ceremony, but if you plan ahead, your ceremony will be a beautiful addition to your wedding day. Here is our list of must-haves for any wedding unity sand ceremony.
Topographical Map of Arizona with Scenic Sand />

Topographical Map of Arizona with Scenic Sand

Jay Eshleman, an artist from Show Low, Arizona, created a stunning topographical map of Arizona and covered it in Scenic Sand colored sand to create additional texture and interest.
Colored Sand Crafts for the Winter Holidays />

Colored Sand Crafts for the Winter Holidays

The winter holidays will be here soon, and it's the perfect time to get crafty with your family! Make some memories this holiday season with simple colored sand craft projects that are wonderful for all ages and skill levels.
How to Make Sand Art with Adhesive Boards />

How to Make Sand Art with Adhesive Boards

Creating gorgeous sand art with colored sand has never been easier, thanks to ACTÍVA's new Adhesive Boards! This video will show you how easy it is to pour, sprinkle, and shake your way to stunning artwork with texture!
5 Colored Sand Projects for Fall />

5 Colored Sand Projects for Fall

Using colored sand in arts and crafts projects, home decor, and wedding or party decor has never been easier! There are so many beautiful ideas for how to use colored sand, and we're sharing five of our favorite colored sand projects for fall to help inspire you!
Mess-Free Sand Art with Adhesive Boards />

Mess-Free Sand Art with Adhesive Boards

Colored sand art is a fantastic project for all ages, but let's face it . . . it can be messy! Thanks to ACTÍVA's adhesive boards, much of that sand art mess is now eliminated! Learn how to make beautiful sand art in minutes with this tutorial.
DIY Dried Flower Wedding Gift {via When Creativity Knocks} />

DIY Dried Flower Wedding Gift {via When Creativity Knocks}

Learn how to use our Flower Drying Art product and Decor Sand to create a meaningful and memorable gift or table decoration for any wedding!
How to Make Your Own Sensory Sand Slime />

How to Make Your Own Sensory Sand Slime

The DIY Slime craze is still going strong! Learn how to make your own slime and give it brilliant color and unique texture with Scenic Sand from ACTÍVA Products!
Exploring Art and Italian Food by Beth Carter />

Exploring Art and Italian Food by Beth Carter

As part of the ACTÍVA Products Art Teacher Mystery Box contest, art teacher Beth Carter submitted this Exploring Art and Italian Food project. Click through to learn more!
Wayne Thiebaud Inspired 3D Cake by Tracy Mathys />

Wayne Thiebaud Inspired 3D Cake by Tracy Mathys

As part of the ACTÍVA Products Art Teacher Mystery Box contest, art teacher Tracy Mathys submitted this Wayne Thiebaud Inspired 3D Cake project. Click through to learn more!
Relief Landscape Project by Charlene Lear />

Relief Landscape Project by Charlene Lear

As part of the ACTÍVA Products Art Teacher Mystery Box contest, art teacher Charlene Lear submitted this Relief Landscape project. Click through to learn more!
Under the Sea Sculpture by Susan Bivona />

Under the Sea Sculpture by Susan Bivona

As part of the ACTÍVA Products Art Teacher Mystery Box contest, art teacher Susan Bivona submitted this Under the Sea Sculpture project. Click through to learn more!
Biome Box Project by Tracy Evans />

Biome Box Project by Tracy Evans

As part of the ACTÍVA Products Art Teacher Mystery Box contest, art teacher Tracy Evans submitted this colorful and unique Biome Box project. Click through to learn more!
Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter by Ashley McKee />

Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter by Ashley McKee

As part of the ACTÍVA Products Art Teacher Mystery Box contest, art teacher Ashley McKee submitted this Floral Frida Sugar Skull Planter project. Click through to learn more.
Dried Flowers and Colored Sand Centerpiece />

Dried Flowers and Colored Sand Centerpiece

Preserve those special flowers forever! This easy project will allow you to design a centerpiece for your living room, dinner party, or wedding with natural flowers and colored sand!
Adult Coloring Book Sand Art />

Adult Coloring Book Sand Art

If you've gotten into the adult coloring book craze like so many others, you're going to love this project! Learn how to transform adult coloring book pages into gorgeous works of art with colored sand from ACTÍVA!


New ACTIVA CelluClay Papier Mache 2 lb Package Available Now
New ACTIVA CelluClay Papier Mache 2 lb Package Available Now
New ACTIVA CelluClay Papier Mache 2 lb Package Available Now