Fine dry sand, water, food coloring, mixing bowl, spoon, wax paper.
Fill the mixing bowl half way with sand. Pour in just enough water to cover sand. Add food coloring and mix thoroughly. Let stand for a few hours. Pour off any remaining water. Spread sand onto wax paper and allow to dry overnight.
“Place wax paper onto a sturdy piece of cardboard or wood. This will allow you to move the sand to a safer place without spilling.”
“Store colored sand in clear plastic bottles for easy identification.”