Lotus Flower Sand Painting


The lotus is the national flower of India and is found throughout many different artworks and customs.  While sand painting can be done with any picture, this lotus flower is a great beginner project.


  • Lotus Flower Template
  • Colored Sand
  • Glue

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Art Project Tutorial:

Step 1

Print your Lotus Flower Template or provide children with a similar template to paint with sand

Step 2

Using a paintbrush, cover one single area with glue. You will work one color at a time.

Step 3

Cover your glue with your colored sand of choice. Try to carefully pour the glue over your glued area, covering the entire thing.

Step 4

Continue to add more colors in this way. Pouring off the excess sand without running into the other colors (as much as possible)

All Done

When your lotus flower is done consider framing it with black for a stunning artwork you can hang in your classroom.


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