Crafts Using Sand

April 15, 2005

Does anybody know how to make colored sand used in sand art, the kind you fill bottles with?




By mdingus. (Guest Post)
April 16, 20050 found this helpful

Back when I was a kid, we did a similar project making colored salt. Using colored chalk, put a small amount on some paper and rub the salt with the side of the chalk. Continue rubbing the salt until it is the color you desire. Then we used the colored salt the same as you would use colored sand.
I know its not sand but I would imagine you could try this with sand and see what happens.

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April 16, 20050 found this helpful

You take regular "play sand", put it in a plastic bag, add food coloring, shake to color.

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By Dee (Guest Post)
April 27, 20050 found this helpful

Use plain table salt & colored sidewalk chalk. Pour the salt into a shallow container, "rub" the chalk over it, before you know it you have colored "sand". My Girl Scouts loved doing this sand art craft.

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January 21, 20100 found this helpful

As an elementary teacher, I often took the whitest sand which I could buy. Then I mixed food coloring with sand in a baggie. After that I dried the sand on a metal tray in the oven at 225 degrees. Stir a couple of times to make sure it all completely dries.

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August 28, 2009

I am trying to glue sand onto a wood block, but the sand won't stay. Any ideas how to maybe create an almost cement out of the sand so it can be molded to wood, harden, and still appear to be sand?

By Dave from Boston, MA


August 29, 20090 found this helpful

Is this a large project? Or a crafty one? Epoxy would do it I think if you let it set. It takes 24 hours for it to dry. How important is the texture? You could spray a fixative over it to protect it. Buy in any quilting shop, but the hardware stores may have it as well or a hobby shop.

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September 3, 20090 found this helpful

I have Glued sand to Masonite, I brushed on wood glue quite thick dumped on the sand and let it sit till morning then dumped off the excess there was a couple places I had to add more glue and sand, other than that a turnout quite nice.

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September 3, 20090 found this helpful

Just a thought - use sand colored paint and mix the sand with it! I have used white paint and mixed sand with it to paint my "snowmen" out of concrete blocks - except the sand darkens it, so I have to spray a coat of white over it - but looks like snow!

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Does anyone know how to make sand art pictures with clear self-adhesive paper? BTW: Thanks to everyone who helped out with the Scented Jars, my elder care clients loved making them.

BQ from Front Royal, VA


November 25, 20060 found this helpful

I'm not exactly sure how to do what you are talking about. Just off the top of my head I would think that you would arrange the sand like you want it and then put the contact paper over the top of it.

Maybe you could go online and look up sand art projects. That might give you some information.

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March 19, 20090 found this helpful

Pour the colored sand on the sticky side of the clear paper, viewing it in a mirror from beneath?

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Here my niece was showing the younger children that you can have a good time at the beach without having to spend money on the walk or in the arcades. Just have an sand art contest. This is an image she made of herself.

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