"A verbal art like poetry is reflective; it stops to think. Music is immediate, it goes on to become." - W.H. Auden
Try our updated version of our most-popular game, the Sand Painting Game! Click on the various elements below right and then drag your mouse across the screen to get different effects and to control the movement of sand and other particles. There is no end or goal of the game other than to create interesting patterns and have fun.
We've updated the game because the original version had a game engine run by Java, and we found not all browsers were supporting the Java platform. If Java works on your computer and you want to play the original again, click here for the original version of the Sandpainting Game. Please note that Sand Painting Game version 2 and Sandpainting Game, version 3 also run on the Java Platform.
To learn about Navajo Sand Paintings and to see examples of this Native American Indian art, please click on the image at right. Send us your sand paintings! Scroll down below the game for more info.
We want to see your Sand Paintings!Take a screen shot of your sand painting and e-mail it to us as an attached jpeg, and we'll post it to our Sand Painting Gallery!
Sand painting is an art form practiced by southwestern Native American Indians, more specifically, the Navajo Indians. In the Navajo culture, the paintings are made as part of a healing ritual, and are not meant to be seen as static art works. To learn more about Navajo sand paintings, click on the image above to visit our Navajo Sand Painting page.