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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Painted Box for Kinetic Sand

Have you guys seen kinetic sand?  It's amazing!  I just bought some for my kids the other week and they have been playing with it non stop.  It reminds me of a mix between play-doh and sand, but without the mess.  It's so easy to clean up and doesn't get all over the place like sand or stuck in the carpet like play-doh.
I wanted my kids to be able to play with the sand inside, so to contain the mess,  I also picked up an unfinished storage box and gave it a little update.
I had some left over blue paint from when I painted the front door that was perfect for this little box.  I applied two coats then once it was dry I used frog tape to mark off a line and a glass jar as a circle template.


I then applied a few coats of white paint and used a stencil to apply a number one using gold leaf rub 'n buff.

After the paint was dry I decided to sand the box a bit to give it a more distressed look.  

I love how it turned out and it's been a great place for my kids to be creative.

If you have kids and don't have this sand, I highly suggest you go out and get some.   If your kids are anything like mine, it will keep them entertained for hours.   

8 comments:

  1. I have been living under a rock and have never heard of kinetic sand!! I must check it out...anything that will entertain the kids and doesn't make a huge mess is highly sought after over here. : ) The box turned out great!!

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    1. Don't feel bad, I just heard about it a few weeks ago :) The sand is pretty expensive for the amount that you get. I picked up a box on sale for $12.99 at a craft store. It's definitely worth the price as it has been played with constantly! Your kids will love it!

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  2. Love this box! Super cute! I like how you used a mason jar to make the circle. Very cleaver.

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  3. Such a cute box! I'll to try out that kinetic sand, looks fun! Thanks for linking up at On Display Thursday.
    -Leia @ Eat It & Say Yum

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  4. The box looks great and kinetic sand sounds interesting. My kids are too old for this but where I work we have play therapists who work with very young children and use all sorts of creative and tactile mediums with them. I will definitely let them know about this stuff, they do a lot of sand tray work and it can go everywhere!

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    1. Julia, this sand would be great for therapists to use with kids, especially if they use regular sand. What a great idea!

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  5. That little box is adorable. I love it! I was just in a learning express and my kids were playing with this stuff. I had the thought of "how and where do they play with it in my house." duh, create a box. I am embarrassed I did not think of that simple fix for my problem. I love the cute and simple box for it.

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