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How to make colored sand

How to make colored sand

Creating paintings of colored sand - unbelievablebeautiful and unusual art form. But the production of colored sand for creativity itself can be an exciting process, for both children and adults.

Colored sand - it's just the usual mixture of sand and dye (it can be of different types).

Manufactured sand own all colors of the rainbow you can use to create images in the original technique or fill their glass containers for interior decoration.

You will need

  • - Maritime or river sand light ottenka-
  • - Colors: powder tempera, gouache, food colors, spray kraski-
  • - Small capacity battery-
  • - water-
  • - Stick or spoon to stir peska-
  • - To dry sand paper (newspaper, paper towels, etc.).



Locate the number (the number of colors,in which you plan to paint the sand) small containers for cooking colored sand. It is very convenient to use for this purpose ziplock packets (Ziplock), fastened on the principle of a zipper. Under stirring such packages sand mixes well with the dye and poured out.


Take sand and sift it through a sieve to remove the unwanted stones, grass and the like garbage. The lighter sand you find, the more vivid the color will turn out in the course of its coloring.


Fill the prepared sand capacity of aboutthree-quarters (that then was convenient to stir the sand, and he does not spill out of the jar or bowl). Do not paint the sand at a time in large quantities, because it will need a long time to dry, and paint over it weak and uneven.


If you use for coloring dry sandtempera powder, then add the dye in dry sand (approximately one teaspoon of dry tempera on a half-glass sand) and thoroughly mix them together. Then add a little water to become wet sand only. Again, stir well the mixture, achieving uniform staining the sand.


If you use food coloring orpaint diluted in water, it is better to first wet the sand, and then add the paint. After that, mix well, evenly distributing the coloring pigment in the sand mass.


Mixing ingredients in a jar or bowl, use a stick or spoon. The sand bags mixed with dye massaging movements of the hands - a process that resembles kneading.


After mixing the sand with a dye mixture, leave for about 30 minutes to the sand to paint well.


Pour colored sand on the sheets of paper or paper disposable plates of large diameter. Spread the sand as much as possible with a thin layer and allow to dry for a day.


Now colored sand ready for use in your work.

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