One holiday as a child we went to the Isle of Wight, I cant remember much of the holiday, but I do remember making some fab sand art form the naturally coloured sand from the cliffs there. Check out some examples of what I mean here. After a discussion with my lovely friend N, I thought making some sand art would be a great way to use up some of the little baby food jars we have left over from feeding 'The Frog'. We didn't have any coloured sand but after being inspired by The Imagination Tree we decided to make some coloured salt instead.
To make the sand coloured we used the same technique we use to dye rice and pasta for play. Add food colouring and a bit of alcohol gel (to help dry it out) in a zip lock bag and shake/ squidge it around. Remember that because its salt you need to store any left over in a air tight container.
Filling the jar
Plenty of salt left over for some sensory mark making fun.
For some coloured sand fun why not check out the giant rainbow sand pit currently in on the South Bank in London. Yesterday we met up with Imagination Tree, Rainy Day Mum and Taming The Goblin for some colourful sand play. It was great fun.
Language Focus: colours, in, mix, pour, tip