11 Colored Sand Craft For Kids

11 Colored Sand Craft For Kids

11 Colored Sand Craft For Kids

Sand is one of the easiest materials to work with, and it’s fun to create a variety of designs with it. 

Colored sand is especially intriguing for kids because you can use different colors and shades to create shockingly beautiful designs. You can even use colored sand as an educational tool when teaching kids about primary colors and how they mix together!

Colored Sand Blend

Now that you have your colored sand, it’s time to make some projects!

Place the 1;1 ratio of water to sand in a plastic container and use a spoon to mix together. You can also use a funnel if you’re feeling fancy.

Mixing up your colored sand will create a colloidal suspension—that means the particles (sand) are suspended in liquid (water). This lets us get some really cool effects later on when we add color!

Volcanic Eruption

To make a volcanic eruption, you will need.

  • 1 cup of baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon of dish soap (or liquid laundry detergent)
  • A bottle cap or small container with a lid to hold the baking soda and dish soap in place.

To activate your volcano, squeeze some water onto the baking soda and watch it erupt! Add more water to create different sounds. You can also add food coloring to make it even more fun.

If the volcano erupts too quickly for you or your child, add less baking soda next time—and if it doesn’t erupt at all, try adding more! Keep experimenting until you find what works best for your little one!

Sand Covered Shells

To make this craft, you will need.

  • Colored sand
  • Shells of different colors and sizes
  • A funnel

Put the sand into a bowl and add some water. Add the shells on top of the sand once it is wet enough to stick together when squeezed in between your fingers.

Sand Mosaics

Sand mosaics are a fun activity to create with your kids, especially if they love to play with sand. All you need is some colored sand and a clear plastic drop cloth. 

Lay the drop cloth on a flat surface and add some water to it so that it sticks together. Then, have your child spread out the colored sand over the drop cloth until it forms an image or pattern that they want to create. 

Use other materials like shells, stones, or beads as part of their design too! Once they’re done making their design with the colored sand, let it dry for about an hour before removing it from its surface.

Colored Sand Jars

Wash and dry the jars you will use for your colored sand craft for kids. Fill each jar with colored sand and screw on the lids, but do not glue them down yet! 

Use a funnel to pour in more colored sand as needed until you have filled all of your jars about halfway full with different colors of sand (think about how much space each color takes up).

Use a toothpick or chopstick to get any extra bits of unwanted color out from between the layers of different colors so that they aren’t mixed together visually when looking at the final product of your craft project later on down the line after everything has dried completely overnight before doing anything else with these jars like turning them into vases or just leaving them empty containers now ready for whatever else our imaginations come up with next time around…

Colored Sand Jewelry

Colored sand jewelry is a fun way to create colorful and unique pieces of jewelry. This craft can be made using a variety of colors, shapes, sizes, textures, and materials.

There are many ways to make colored sand jewelry. You can use different tools such as a spoon or cookie cutters for shaping the sand or you can use items such as beads or buttons for decorating your pendant necklace. To make your own piece of colored sand jewelry follow these simple steps.

Draw out your design on paper first then cut out the shape from the paper before transferring it onto parchment paper (this will make sure that you don’t get any glue on your piece).

Use mod podge glue to cover the whole area where you want to place sand and make sure that there isn’t any excess glue around edges where it may interfere with attaching parts later on like gemstones etc.

Place various colored sands onto the surface using an old paintbrush which has had hairs removed by running over hot grill grates (this will prevent sticking).

3D Ocean Diorama

Materials needed.

  • Instructions.
  • Sand colored with food coloring (baking soda, cream of tartar and water) or paint.
  • Glue stick.
  • A pail, box, or plastic container to hold your sand diorama.

Colorful Vases


2 clear plastic cups.

4 colors of colored sand (in this case, we used blue, orange, green and purple). water bottle with a hole in the cap for funneling the sand into the vase.

scissors or a sharp knife to cut off the bottom of the cup if needed (you may want to do this before you start so you don’t have to interrupt your project).

Curious Critters

A fun twist on a classic sand craft, this is the perfect way to get kids excited about playing with sand. 

Cut out all sorts of animal shapes, then use colored sand (or even a combination of colored and regular) to make them come alive! 

Try using just one color for a simpler look, or go crazy with as many colors as you want. You can even add eyes or other accessories if you want to get fancy.

Mess-Free Sand Playdough

Use a cupcake tin to make your sand play dough.

Add food coloring to the sand as you would with regular play dough! (Keep in mind that this is not edible.)

Use cookie cutters to make shapes, or use a water spray bottle to create designs in the sand—the possibilities are endless!

DIY Rainbow Flower Bouquet Vase

You will need.

A vase or glass container. Colored sand, in different shades of red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple. Paintbrushes and paint in the same colors as your colored sand. A funnel

Making Colored Sand Is A Fun And Easy-to-do Craft That Kids Of All Ages Will Enjoy.

Coloring sand is a fun and easy-to-do craft that kids of all ages will enjoy. 

Kids can make their own colored sand using food coloring and regular sand, or they can add color to pre-made colored sand. They can use the colored sand to create various crafts and decorations like vases, bouquets, sculptures, and more!

The real fun comes when you allow your child to explore this activity. The sky’s the limit when it comes to what you can do with this medium–the options are endless!


We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of 11 colored sand crafts for kids. If you’re looking for more ideas, check out our other lists (like DIY and Easter) or subscribe to our monthly newsletter!

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