Down in the Desert Sand Art Terrarium

colored decorative sand terrarium project

Create a fun Sand Art Terrarium with plants and creatures that will last forever!


colored sand for a terrarium tutorial


3 to 4 bags of Decor Sand in desired colors

Large fish bowl
Plastic animals
Plastic plants
Rocks or twigs

Pour a layer of Decor Sand into the fish bowl.


orange decorative colored sand

 Gently, tap the bowl down on the table top to level out the sand.

decor sand different colors

 Repeat the first two steps for each color/layer of sand.

colored sand in bowl for terrarium

Set the plants into place, followed by rocks, gems and creatures.
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side view of the sand terrarium
Place under a black light to create an extra magical effect! 
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Designed by Candie Cooper

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It will be fine and NO the sand will not fade.
Good luck with the project!

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Greetings Team!

This is an exciting craft project. and i got the ‘Materials Required’ including Activa Decor Sand. i just wanted to check if i water my plant, will it be fine? hope the sand wouldn’t lose color.
Looking forward to your reply. Cant wait to get started. Thank you!

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