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ArtiSands Review and Giveaway {CLOSED}

I love having different arts and crafts around the house for my kids.  They really enjoy art and I think art is great for kids of all ages.  I was given the opportunity to work with ArtiSands on a review.  My kids absolutely love anything that have to do with sand so they were thrilled about it!  I have seen something similar to ArtiSands before but we have never them so ArtiSands were my kids’ first experience with this kind of sand art!  We were sent one of ArtiSand’s mini kits and the one we received was the Geometric Kit for our use and review.
Included in the ArtiSands Geometric Kit are 8 geometric designs and 9 different colors of sand which include black, light blue, dark blue, purple, yellow, orange, pink, green and red.  Each tube of sand has a plastic cork on the top to keep the sand from spilling.  There is a small opening in the tops of the tubes so that the sand spills out evenly and smoothly.  The design sheets are like a reversible sticker.  You peel the sections off revealing a sticky section underneath.  Then you choose your sand color and shake it over the section that you uncovered and the sand sticks to your design page!  All you have to do is shake off the excess sand.
ArtiSands is recommended for ages 5 years and older.  Even so, our 4 year old son enjoyed it.  He did need help though because he had a little trouble peeling off the sections and I had to help him with the sand.  He just kind of dumped it in one spot instead of coloring the whole section.  They are recommended for ages 5 and older though.  I didn’t have a problem with him using them even though he needed some help.  I think it’s great for motor skills and creativity.  He chose his own colors and did it himself, I just kind of guided his hand a little and peeled the sections off for him.
Our daughter didn’t have a problem with them though
I would recommend to remove the sections one at a time so that way the sand doesn’t stick to other parts unless you are planning on coloring some of the sections the same color.  If there are sections that are going to be the same, then you can peel away all those at the same time to color them.  You can press or rub the sand when you cover the sticky section but we didn’t do that with ours.  I thought the sand stuck to the design really well.  Shaking off the sand was also easy.  What I liked about it was that a different colored sand didn’t mix with other colors when we shook the excess sand off.  That’s how well the sand sticks.  It doesn’t leave room for other sand to stick to other colored sections.
See how the purple sand is sprinkled a little over the pink?
This is what it looks like after it is shaken off
I put paper down underneath our kids’ work area because I figured I would have to dump the sand back into the tubes but I didn’t at all.  After they got going on it, I didn’t really see how I could.  Not to worry though because there is a very generous amount of sand in each tube.  The first time we used our ArtiSands, both our kids did two of the designs each.  After doing four of them, they didn’t even use anywhere near half of the sand! 
Our kids absolutely enjoyed ArtiSands and had a blast making their designs.  As I mentioned before, I think they are great for motor skills and creativity.  It’s great for learning all different shapes too.  Most of the sections peel off in triangle shapes but there are many, many, many different designs you can create.  You can color some of the sections the same color to make more than triangles.  You can make squares and circles which changes the whole look of the design!  We think they are great!  The sand is non-toxic and colorfast.  The sand doesn’t stain hands or clothing.
The product was sent to me for free by the company for my use and review. I was not paid to write my review and my opinions are 100% my own.
Buy It:  Visit ArtiSands to buy yours!  There are a lot of mini kits to choose from for $15.95.  ArtiSands also has a lot of other great kits too!
Party In a Box
Includes:  Comes with 8 frames, 8 trays, 24 designs, 14 tubes of sand and a tablecloth.
Designed for 8 or more kids and retails $34.95.
Not only is it great for parties but also great for playdates, family get togethers, etc.


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About Nicole Anderson

My name is Nicole and I write DustinNikki Mommy of Three. I enjoy writing product reviews and hosting giveaways. I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 20 years and we have three kids. When I am not terribly busy running someone to band or soccer practices, I find some time to write. I also like to write about my kids, family and life. My family enjoys the outdoors - hiking, canoeing, and exploring things we haven't seen or been before. Thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog!
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