Sand Tastic

6 Materials
4 Days
POST CHALLENGE FOR THIS WEEK FOR JARS. This is something I just thought up, figured it would be awesome to do. Never did anything with sand before. And the wheels were turning in my head about what to create, with colored sand.
This is how it all began, I always have sand in the house because i put it in the statues I paint to make them heavier. So then the next thing was to figure out how to color the sand permanently. So I got on the web and started researching it. I used regular play sand, but after all the work, my son said maybe bleached white sand would make the colors more vivid. That I will try next time.
This is the sand after i colored it, using food coloring, and baking it in the oven. You can use foil or just a large baking dish, bake it on 350 degrees. Every now and again open the oven take the pan out and spread the sand around so it all dries. Then when its dry take the pan out of the oven and let the sand cool. You will also need something to put your different colors in. As you can see I used Mason jars. But I ended up making so much sand I went to the dollar store and buying tall cylinder bottles. These worked out wonderful they are about 12" tall and had lids.
Then your going to need some pretty bottles to put the sand in to display it. This is just one i bought, and a few others I've did. But there are so many different varieties out there it can be very interesting. And in the process of putting it in the bottle, you need a wooden skewer. This is to push the sand down in the bottle in the design you like. The sand needs to be put in the bottle one color at a time. Then with the skewer gently push the sand down in the bottle.
This is the end product of the Sand Tastic
Suggested materials:
  • Pretty Bottles   (Homedepot)
  • Play Sand   (Homedepot)
  • Wooden Skewer   (Walmart)
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  • Sca17973273 Sca17973273 on Oct 14, 2017
    My daughter and i do something like this but we use salt and chalk. Pour some salt into a bowl and "color" it with a piece of broken chalk. The more u color it the darker it becomes. Its a cheaper and less time consuming alternative to sand

    Hi yes I do know about that process, i just didn't want to use sal i wanted real sand. But Thanks