Thin wooden stick
Different shapes of plastic containers (you can also use small glass jars)
Prepare your work space with old newspapers for ease of clean up. Then place the funnel in your plastic container and let your child pour different colors of sand in. You can make different designs by pushing the sand with the stick, you can focus on making patters with your colors or what ever your imagination dictates! When you are done you can decorate your bottle or leave it as is. These also make great gifts that your child can be proud to give!