Sand Drizzle Sculptures | Still Playing School

Sand Drizzle Sculptures

By Devany | Labels: ,
Sand Drizzle Sculptures are relaxing. soothing, and a bit addictive to create! They are also fantastic fine motor practice for kids!

We love to include educational activities during our beach vacations. This year I was wondering how to bring you a Fine Motor Fridays post when a friend posted a picture of beautiful sand drizzle sculptures that she had created with her grandson on vacation! I had never seen or made these so I was intrigued!

I began by experimenting myself using a bucket of sea water and sand. I grabbed the very wet stand in my fist and allowed it to drizzle out of my hand as I aimed the sand to create a tower.

My preschooler wanted to try it herself of course! We loved seeing how high we could build the sculptures before they toppled over!

You can write in dry sand with the wet sand in the same way! We loved this totally new sensory and fine motor experience at the beach!

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This post is part of our Fine Motor Fridays series with our other favorite blogs:

Fine Motor Skills with Crazy Straws from Powerful Mothering

Salt and Glue Fireworks from School Time Snippets

Engineering With Legos Sensory Bin And More from Little Bins For Little Hands 

Fine Motor Flower Print Craft from House of Burke


  1. These are awesome!! Maybe will try them in the sand table!

  2. What a cool beach activity and total bonus that it is calming and good fine motor practice! Hope vacation was great!

  3. I love the drizzle effects! Hope you guys had a blast at the beach!

  4. I remember making those when I was young{er}-- great idea! I had forgotten about them and my sand loving kiddos would enjoy it, too!

  5. Hi, GREAT idea here! I shared a link back from my recent summer education post (with proper credit of course)
    ~Valerie (fellow KBN member)