Sandy Desert

Sandy Desert craft

What lives in the parched, mysterious desert? Create a 3-D textured picture of desert plants and animals.

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    It’s easy to make a textured picture that looks and feels like a sandy desert. Lay sandpaper on a hard, flat surface. Place white paper on top of the sandpaper.

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    Unwrap Crayola® Multicultural Crayons. Rub crayon on the paper to create a bumpy, pebbly texture just like you would find in a desert. Remove sandpaper. Color sky so it has a contrasting smooth texture.

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    On separate paper, use Crayola Crayons and Multicultural Crayons to draw and color desert plants and animals such as yucca, cacti, flowers, camels, or snakes. Carefully tear out each piece.

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    To curl some edges, roll paper pieces around a crayon and then uncurl. Snakes look like they could jump right out! Use a Crayola Glue Stick to attach desert treasures to your landscape. Is it real—or a mirage?