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How to Color Sand
From your Florida for Visitors Guide

So you've brought home a bucket of sand from the beach. What do you do now? Color it and use it in a fun craft project!

Difficulty Level: Easy    Time Required: 30 Minutes +

Here's How:
  1. Fill paper cups half full of sand.
  2. Add water to cups to completely cover sand.
  3. Add food coloring to get the desired color.
  4. Stir with plastic spoon.
  5. Let set for 15 minutes.
  6. Pour off water.
  7. Spoon sand onto paper towels.
  8. Spread out and allow to dry.


  1. Drying times vary. If you are using glue with your craft, you will want to allow the sand to dry completely.

Related Information:

What You Need:

Fine Sand Info/Shop
Water Info/Shop
Food Coloring Info/Shop
Paper Cups Info/Shop
Plastic Spoons Info/Shop
Paper Towels Info/Shop

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