Monday, July 6, 2015

Make Your Own Bright Colored Sand!!!!

Found the idea for this on pinterest :

Cool idea! We tried it with just one color. Here's our results!


  • Epsom Salt (around 2 cups per bag or more, depending on amount desired) 
  • 5 drops food coloring
  • Zip lock bags (mine was quart sized)
  • Cute assistant to shake up the bag :)


  1. Scoop Epsom Salt into bag. Add 5 drops of food coloring (add more if not your desired color after next step)
  2. Squish and shake bag to mix color.
  3. Open bag and let air dry (I did this overnight)
  4. PLAY!
Shaking it up!

Having a good time in the "Winter War Zone" with his lego men 

Bonus points for having the funnel! 

We also added water into the mix, to make a messy goopy solution! Taylor was already asking if I could make more of the sand mix while still playing!!!

5 out of 5 stars from me (Cheap, reusable , creative play, fun)
1000000000000  out of 5 stars from Taylor! (Wants to do again) 

My only WARNING: this will stain comes off in the tub, but this is not an activity to try if you are needing to head out somewhere. 

Next time, we are going to do green sand, to look like a SWAMP!
It would have been awesome to have sharks/sea creatures to add to this blue one. 

For older kids: you could do the sand red and have yourself a zombie apocalypse (gross, but they love it) 

Brown sand to make "mud" 

The ideas are endless! Get creative and do what your kid is in to :)


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