Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sandpaper Art

We tried something fun around here yesterday.  Sandpaper Art. My kids really love coloring and I thought it would put a fun spin on their artwork. It was a great opportunity to talk about textures and things that are hot since this craft uses an iron to transfer the image over to the blank piece of paper.


  • Sandpaper

  • Crayons

  • Iron

  • Paper (or a shirt would be fun too!)


  1. Color the entire piece of sandpaper.  Make sure to press hard.  The more coverage, the better.

  2. When complete, place your artwork face-up and the blank piece of paper on top.

  3. Iron for a couple minutes and Voila!

The texture of the end result was a lot of fun.  It also made the sandpaper piece a little different too.  It was a fun experiment and one I'm sure we'll try again!

P.S.  Yes, I have pregnancy brain, but I still know Caden's name.... he's wearing a name tag because they had a substitute in preschool yesterday. :)


suzanne anderson said...

Ha Ha, seriously didn't even notice the name tag. Love all of the fun things you post! And congrats!!!! So excited, and happy for you and your whole family!!!! Can't wait to hear if you'll be having a boy or girl!?

deb said...

Thank you so much, Suzanne! We'll find out if it's a boy or girl in a few weeks.