Over the Easter holidays me and my 2 youngest kids tried out the new Sand Shaker we received to review. You can make great picture with coloured sand and it’s all in a container so no mess.


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The set comes with the sand shaker holder, 5 bags of different coloured sand, for sand containers, glue, numbered pictures, sticker peel-off pictures and some plain paper to make your own designs.


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The pictures are numbered and you need to glue one number at a time and use the sand the same colour on the guide to make the pictures.


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In each corner of the sand shaker you place the 4 containers with sand in. You can also store the paper underneath the sand shaker. The only thing I would say is that this would be better if it came with 5 containers for the sand. Has when you need to use the 5th colour, you need to put the sand back in the bag and put the new colour in, which can be a bit of a hassle an would just be much more easier, and less mess, if each coloured sand came with its own pot.


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Aaron (5) decided he want to start with the chameleon picture. He he is carefully placing the glue on all the number 3’s.


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You place the paper inside and make sure the case is locked. Make sure the 3 colours you are not going to be using are firmly shut and just open the colour you need by turning it around. Now comes the fun part. Just shake shake shake! Aaron really loved doing this and trying to get all the green sand on to the leaves.


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Once you have finished with one colour, carefully take the paper out and tip the shaker to the one corner the sand is in to get it back into the pot. Then make sure you fasten it, so the sand doesn’t come back out

After it was Caitlin’s (6) turn. She choice the birthday cake picture and we started with the pink sand.


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Has soon as she had finished with the pink, she moved on to doing the green parts. But as you can see from the picture below, as the glue wasn’t dry after using the pink, some of the green sand stuck to where the pink sand should go. So I would suggest that you should wait until the glue completely dries between using each colour. What we did was do the pictures over a few days and the kids each did one colour a day. This was much better and the kids didn’t run out of doing all the pictures all at once.


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The sand shaker is available from all good retailers .

I quite like this. If you are making sand or glitter art pictures then the sand shaker is great as it keeps everything clean and mess free. The only things I would change is to add another pot for the 5th colour. And I will also point out that after using it a few times some sand can get stuck in the opening of the pots making it a little difficult to shut, this is fine if an adult shuts it but kids may not be able to fully close them by themselves.

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19 comments on “Kids Sand Shaker Review”

  1. What a fun game for kids to play, I love the concept. I like that the picture is behind a clear glass or plastic, it saves the parents from having to clean up the extra sand! Thanks for sharing this toy, it’s so cute.

  2. My son in particular would love this! But I think he’d get a bit frustrated having to wait for the glue to dry before being able to do the next colour, he’s not that great at being patient! x #KCACOLS

  3. This is great!! It is so much fun!! I’m sure my eldest daughter (soon will be 6 years old) will love trying this sand shaker!! Love your review!! Now I would like to give it a go too!!! lol Thanks so much for sharing this at #KCACOLS. I’m so happy that you came back for this week too!! I would love to see you again on Sunday! 🙂 xx
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  4. This is a brilliant product, it reminds me a little of an etcha-sketch when I was younger. Your children look like they are having so much fun using it, and it teaches them about numbers and colours at the same time. I did think what happens if the glue hasn’t quite dried properly, and your pictures shows this, still it looks great though. I also love that it is mess free, that makes me a happy Mummy. Thanks so much for linking up at #KCACOLS. Hope you come back next Sunday. Claire x

  5. This seems a lot easier than tipping an entire pot of sand/glitter onto a glued picture and then having to fold a piece of paper in half and funnelling it back into the pot!
    I agree about the waiting until the glue is dried, but its not always so easy with inpatient children!
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  6. Just been out and bought this for my nephew
    We’ve been playing with it all afternoon
    It’s great fun

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