I found this in a desert book we were reading. Looks like fun.
You can make your own sand painting
You will need:
paper, a flat piece of sandpaper, a pencil, spray varnissh, colored sand.
How to do it:
1. Sketch a design on paper. Then draw the design with a pencil on sandpaper.
2. Use your fingers , or a spoon, or a small funnel to sprinkle the sand along the lines of your design.
3. Use spray varnish to save the drawing.