I’m always on the lookout for fun colorful ways to decorate my home. And I love a good faux technique. So I was thrilled when I ran across the idea of creating sand art with salt! Here is a great way to make up so many different colors of “sand”, with a very low budget. This is a great project for the kids. Oh, and adults too!
Looks like colored sand, doesn’t it? You will be surprised at how easy this project is. And cheap too! I used dollar store containers, salt is very inexpensive, and the chalk I used to color it was just a few dollars. A great way to keep the kids busy on a summer day.
Warning- this project can be messy. If you are working with children, you might want to do this project outdoors.
For this project I used:
3 containers of salt
Begin by using the finer part of the grater to grate your chosen color of chalk. I used about half a piece of colored chalk for each color, but you can use more or less depending upon how deep a color you are going for. Grate the chalk over a large ziplock bag or piece of parchment paper.
Add about a cup of salt to your chalk gratings.