Retro Sand Art Bottles

These sand art bottles are so easy to create and will take many of us back to filling them as a child at fairs and school fetes. Hugely popular holiday souvenirs in the 80s and 90s, you can now enjoy sand art bottling at home.

Retro Sand Art Bottles

Skill Level


Time to Make

15 minutes

Adult Supervision Needed


How to Make

  1. Take an empty bottle (take extra care if this is glass).
  2. Using a funnel layer in the sand in the colour and patten you want.
  3. Be sure to gently tap the bottle on a surface as you go to compact the sand.
  4. Experiment with tipping the bottle so that the sand isn’t just layering in straight lines.
  5. Poke the sand with the skewer to create patterns.
  6. When the bottle is full to the brim tightly screw on the lid.
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Top Tip

If you want to attempt to draw pictures, you need a long skewer and patience to push the top layer of sand down to form the shapes. Building it up in layers.

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