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About a month ago I posted a picture from my cell phone of my son using LIQUID WATERCOLORS to color his sand castles, but I never blogged about it.  I set it up as an invitation for him today (Im still lacking in cool sand molds, but he doesn’t care) so here it is. 

The Invitation

He asked for help building the molds.  So I have no pics of that part, but here is is spraying his creations.  He said the orange one is a building.

Spraying his “castle”

The blue part is his “waterfall”

The large orange one is a volcano.  He later poked a hole in the top.  

At the end of this activity I realized I was quite happy about not having fancy sand molds – as they may have limited his creativity.  I loved watching his “city with a waterfall and a volcano” emerge from his own imagination.  


- AK (MESE, MECD)

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17 Responses to Colored Sand Creations

  1. Tulip says:

    That is a beautiful city. This is one of those activities that makes me say, “why didn’t I think of that.” Thanks for sharing. Hope to see you at True Aim Education.

  2. Priscilla says:

    That is a great idea! I teach 3-5 year olds, if I did this in out school sand box will the water colors easily wash out when we water down the sand at the end of the day?

  3. Holly says:

    I’ve never used liquid watercolors before. Did you just pour some in the spray bottles and go? Or did you water them down a bit?

    Can’t wait to try this with my kids this summer!
    Thanks!

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  6. Reanna says:

    I have been loosely following your blog since my 6 year-old twins were babies. I have done some great activities with them and I can see the benefits as they grow up. Now, I have a 2 year-old daughter and I am feeling the guilt of the third child who was fed Cheetos at a much too young of age and is left on her own to play and get into “trouble” because I am less involved in her activities. This post has just revived a sense of desire to set up some more invitations for all of my kids and sneak in some involvement in my daughter’s playtime. I really appreciate everything you have shared and I am going to revisit some of your past posts to bring back the spirit of childhood!

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