Friday, March 18, 2011

Our Friends... Melissa & Doug: colored sand

We love Melissa & Doug Stuff! 

The boys had a great time making their sand jar creations this week.

Next time I'll DIY it :) and go to the dollar store and buy some jars and dye some salt or sand (instructions below) with food coloring and do this project again.
When the kids were done, I used Monkey Glue to make sure those lids were never coming off! :)

How to Make Colored Sand

1- Divide your sand equally into bowls.
2- Add water to each bowl until the sand is submerged, but no more.
3- Add food coloring or dye to each bowl and stir, let sit for one hour. (or longer if you want the color to be darker)
4- Pour out the water and spread sand on a flat surface and allow it to dry.

Colored Salt

1- Use regular salt or I think rock salt would look cool too.
2- Put your salt in a baggy with a couple drops of food coloring.
3- Mix in baggy. 
4- After mixed, open bag and let it dry out for a day.


Short Leg Lucy said...

ahhhhh I used to do that for fun!!! I wish they sold that stuff here in Costa Rica...darn I wish they just had a hobby lobby or Michaels. :[ Beautiful pictures!

my3littlebirds said...

I remember doing this with my mom. So fun. I'm a new follower stopping by from FTLOB!

Jen HaHA said...

What a beautiful family! We've mostly purchased D&M big floor puzzles in the past. They do have great products.

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