Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Coloured Sand Castles


* food colouring
* beach toys/buckets
* a beach! (or sandpit/table would also work)

We headed to the beach today and added a few drops of food colouring to the sand before we built our sandcastles - very fun! The girls loved building their colourful creations, and after we were finished all it took was a bucket of water poured over the top to wash the sand clean again.

A green aeroplane.

A red crab.

Sand washed clean after we were finished.

Please note: the girls did get some food colouring on their hands and clothes, both of which washed clean easily - just thought Id mention it as it may not wash out of more delicate clothing. Also (I know this goes without saying) please don't use anything other than food safe colouring on the sand if doing this at the beach like we did. Anything you mix in there will end up in the ocean eventually so make it safe :-)

1 comment:

  1. what a fun idea to make the trip to the beach more colorful!
    I've enjoyed reading your posts. Thank you for sharing your creative ideas! Have a great summer.