- Add the desired amount of salt to a large zip seal bag, using one bag for each color of sand that you wish to make.
- Add several drops of food coloring to each bag and seal them. Then have kids squish the bags to mix the color into the salt crystals. Once the salt is fully saturated in color open the bags and leave the salt to dry.
Kids will have a blast playing in the sand, and it is way easier to clean up than the store bought variety. I mean, it is still messy but vacuums easily and does not stick to surfaces the way that regular sand does. This sand can be used to make beautiful sand art, too! Basically, this sand can be substituted in any activity that you use the store bought stuff for.
A Few Tips: Everything needed to make this sand can be purchased from the dollar store or Walmart. Be sure to let the sand completely dry to avoid color transfer onto the hands. To get really vibrant color I recommend using liquid watercolors like the ones sold on Amazon here.
Other fun ways to play with sand: