Your trip to the beach was a blast and you picked up some sand while you were there. What can you do with it? Color it, that's what! Then you can use it for any craft you want and it'll be extra special, because it's a souvenir.
Fine sand, Food coloring, Water Paper towels, Paper cups, Plastic spoons
Neat tip: For easy cleanup, spread newspaper on the surface you'll be working on. When you're done, you can just fold up the newspaper and throw it out.
Here's what you do:
Fill paper cups half full with sand. Add enough water to cover sand. Add food coloring. (It may take quite a bit of food coloring, depending on the shade you want. Start with a little and then add more until you get the color you want.) Stir with a plastic spoon. Wait for 30 minutes. It takes awhile to color the sand. Be patient! Drain off water. Put paper towels over the newspaper and then spread out paper towels on top of the newspaper. Spread out the sand and allow it to dry completely.
What can you use it for?
You can use your sand for lots of different crafts. Try these:
You can glue wiggly eyes to seashells and lay them on top of the colored sand. You can dye the sand different colors and layer them in a baby food jar. You can put some of your sand in the bottom of a baby food jar, add water and blue food coloring and drop in a seashell. Now you have your own ocean in a jar!
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