Sand art and sand crafts are so pretty and a lot of fun for children The trouble is buying coloured sand is quite expensive and it often comes in small bottles that really go no where at all. Rather than inspiring children’s creativity the limitation of the amount available and the range of colours and cost can actually end up leaving everyone feeling frustrated!
It’s actually so easy and cheap to make your own coloured sand though, you’ll never want to buy it again! And of course you can choose exactly how much or how little coloured sand to make and the perfect colours for your particular sand craft project too!
It’s so quick and easy to make Coloured Sand. My children thoroughly enjoyed making a wide range of colours in just minutes. They loved doing it so much they wanted to make a video to show you how it’s done. It’s at the bottom of this post. It’s the first time they’ve tried filming a tutorial and I think they’ve done a marvellous job. We hope you like it too.
Supplies To Make Coloured Sand
How To Make Coloured Sand
- Put 5 heaped spoons of slightly damp sand into your bag. (Damp sand takes on the colour better than dry sand.)
- Add 1 spoon of powder paint.
- Seal your Ziplock bag and shake like crazy to thoroughly mix the sand and the paint. The children love doing this bit!
- You’ll see the sand has turned a fantastic colour. Now just leave your bag open or spread the sand out on a tray to dry for a few hours. When the sand is wet the colour may transfer to your hands.
Once it’s dry it’s ready for all your fun sand art and sand craft projects. Perhaps you’ll sprinkle it for Rangoli patterns or stick it on to pictures for sand art?
Make Any Coloured Sand You Like!
Storing Coloured Sand
You can have a great time using your coloured sand for all sorts of sand art and sand craft. Once the sand is dry it will keep stored in its sealed bag indefinitely.
When you’re using your coloured sand don’t worry if sand spills and the colours get mixed. We still keep all of this mixed sand to use in projects as we think it still looks really pretty.
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