I have worked with children for almost 30 years, teaching at both Primary and College level, here and abroad. I have a good understanding of what children really enjoy. I'm also a mum of 2 boys (now young men) and I have seen the importance of creative activities in their lives. In my experience, children love being creative and need to succeed in crafting new things. The SandArt products are easy to use and children really enjoy the activity, especially with a colourful picture as a keepsake or as a gift to those that are dear to them. So easy to use, in fact, that it can be attempted by EVERYONE!
As a teacher and Mum, I enjoyed making crafts with my children as they were growing up. Living near the sea, we often used sand to create keep-sakes and gifts for family members. Our Sand is a safe, non-toxic and sticks to our SandArt items well. I have also used SandArt in my teaching: integrating the SandArt skills of fine motor, decision making and promoting self-esteem. The children are keen to learn about animals and this has become a vehicle for teaching Conservation, Preservation of our Natural and Icon animals, birds and plant life., here in New Zealand.
Some of the products are designed in New Zealand now and some are originally from South Africa. We have been sharing the SandArt fun for 6 years now, here in Aotearoa ( New Zealand) . The tamariki ( children) just love the designs, that are so colourful, when the sand has been added. Numerous children have had the pleasure of taking home their creations after sponsored events, school galas, Christmas functions and markets around the North & South Island. We also sell Do-It-Yourself (DIY) Party and smaller gift packs.