Making colored sand is a great arts-and-crafts project for both children and adults. Colored sand is nothing more than a simple mixture of sand and powdered tempera paint, which can be purchase at any arts and crafts or art supply store. After you have made your colored sand you can use it for decorating other crafts or fill glass jars with it to place on windowsills, shelves and tables for decoration.
Things You'll Need
- Plastic cup
- Paper plate
- Powdered tempera paint
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Fill up a plastic cup halfway with sand.
Mix one teaspoon of powdered tempera paint into the sand.
Add one teaspoon of water to the mixture and stir it until the sand is evenly colored.
Pour the mixture onto a paper plate to let it dry.