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Colored Sand Candleholder

Age: 3 and up
Time: 30 minutes
Type of Activity: Arts and crafts

You're bound to hit the beach or park with your kids sometime soon. And they're bound to drag sand home with them in their shoes, clothes, hair? On your next trip, gather a bit more sand -- preferably in a bucket or jar -- to bring home for this activity. Sand candleholders will look great in your house all year long!

Materials needed:

  • Jar
  • Sand
  • Food coloring
  • Ribbon
  • Glue
  • Candle

    What to do:

    Step One: Fill a bowl with the sand you have collected and add food coloring to create the color you want. To use more than one color in the same candleholder, use a different bowl of sand for each color.

    Step Two: Using a spoon, gradually add different layers of colored sand to the glass jars. Fill the jar up to about two-thirds full.

    Step Three: Tie or glue a ribbon around the mouth of the jar.

    Step Four: Center a candle in the middle of the jar and push it into the sand, making sure it's deep enough to stand upright.

    Now you can light and enjoy the colorful glow of the beautiful sand! Make sure you keep the top of the jar for easy storage of your sand candleholder.

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