January 21, 2020

How to Dye Regular Sand for Craft Projects

Here’s a really simple way to Dye Regular Sand for Craft Projects – using just three ingredients!

What you’ll need

  • Craft or Sandpit Sand (generally light in colour)
  • Food colouring
  • Antibacterial Gel
  • Large Zip Lock Bag
  • Baking Paper

Instructions –

Simply pour the required amount of sand into your large Zip Lock Bag, add one teaspoon of food colouring and two teaspoons of Antibacterial Gel, shake and poor onto the baking paper to dry.

How to Dye Sand for play

How to Dye Sand

*The Antibacterial Gel is optional – I just find it helps the sand to dry faster and helps to ‘lock’ the colour in…it’s obviously something I don’t allow my children to ingest so I supervise them if I’m concerned they will taste some.

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5 thoughts on “How to Dye Regular Sand for Craft Projects

  1. So simple to make I will be making down for Easter crafts! Also you have spelt pour wrong in the instructions! You’ve spelt it poor as opposed to pour 😉

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