On a recent trip to the beach I was inspired by sand. Sure tan, natural colored sand is fine, but colored sand is clearly better when it comes to crafting. I have used colored sand in my crafty adventures before to flock ceramic deer and to paint groovy mushroom pictures, but this time I wanted to make my own sand.
Lucky for the me the lovely and talented Carolina Moore was a guest contributor to the final issue of Kids Crafts 1-2-3. She had a great tutorial for dying your own sand pictured above.
– Plastic Baggies
– Decorative Jar
– Disposable spoon
Divide your play sand into several small baggies. Next mix your dye.
Add a different color of dye to each baggie. Massage the dye into the sand and set aside to dry.
Gather your container and formulate a sand painting plan. When your sand is dry there are several methods on which you can add it to your container to form unique and intricate designs.
Fill your container and admire.
Did I mention that the kids love playing with craft sand as much as play sand? This is some sand art made with the kids a few years back. Please note that this sand and the top picture was not sand I made. HOWEVER - I'm dying to try making another batch of colored sand using the new Neon Tulip Dye!
Check out more fun from Jennifer Perkins on her blog.
Head over to our TIE DYE YOUR SUMMER site for even more inspiration, how-to's, and fun videos to get you mega-inspired for some DIY summer fun!