Colored sand can be expensive! But not if you try this!
We’ve found a super easy way that you can dye table salt to be any color you want! Use it for weddings, or for sand art, or for anything you might need colored sand!
Try some of these other easy DIY ideas too:
Food Coloring (liquid, not gel)
Jar, vase or other container (something like this with colored sand and flowers would be gorgeous)
First, you need to do a dry run to determine how much sand you will actually need. Fill your container to know for sure. Then, you will need to pour the salt out of the container and split into bowls, one for each color you wish to use.
Next, take a minute to measure the amount of salt in each bowl. Then, add 3 – 4 drops of food coloring for each 1/4 cup of salt. For example, if you have 1 cup of salt, you would add 12 – 16 drops of food coloring. Keep in mind that the more vibrant you want the colors to be the more drops you will need to add. If you are looking for very muted or light tones, make sure you add fewer drops.
Use a small whisk or fork and mix the coloring and the salt together, in a rapid motion. While mixing, check for clumps and make sure you break them up. Continue until all coloring is dispersed and there are no salt clumps.
The final step is to layer the colored salt back into your containers. You’ll never be able to tell that it is salt and not sand. This is a much more affordable option for decorations or even crafts for kids. For just pennies, you’ll have all of the colored sand you need!