Thursday, July 12, 2012

Coloring Sand with Beet Juice




This past week was our first visit to the Farmer's Market this year.  One of our purchases was fresh beets for you to feast on!  After I was done boiling them for you that evening, I thought about saving some of the juice for our next project ~ coloring sand.


This was a simple activity to set up.  All we needed was sand, beet juice, a water dropper, and a few pans (plus a tub to protect the carpet on the porch!).  We showed you how to squeeze the dropper in the juice, then into the sand and let you have some fun! 











This was a fun way to sharpen your fine motor skills, and simple enough to do on your own.  We left the sand out on the porch to dry and see what we discover the next day!  Maybe we can use this pretty sand in another activity later this week!

 

More play with sand:


Sand Play Dough

Small World Ocean

Moon Sand Sensory Tub

Play with Elements ~ Sand (Pinterest Board)

Summertime Sandy Play ~ The Good Long Road



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20 comments:

  1. What a fun project to have your little do! It looks like he really enjoyed it! Looking forward to seeing what you create with the newly colored sand (if you end up doing that) :)

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    1. Thanks, Raina! He did have a lot of fun...especially watching the colored water squirt everywhere!

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  2. What a great idea and fun project to do. This newly colored sand can be used along with sandpaper letters tracing. Thanks for sharing:)

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    1. Thanks so much! What a great idea for the colored sand! Thanks for the suggestion!

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  3. We have beets from our CSA. We're definitely going to try this! I love using beet juice to dye things. I've used it with playdough before and with homemade paint.

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    1. Oh, homemade paint just might be the next thing we try! :)

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  4. Looks lıke he is having a great time and I like the colour of the dyed sand :)

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  5. I didn't realize that beet juice would have such a nice red colour! It's so pretty!

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    1. I wasn't sure how it was going to turn out either. It was something unique!

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  6. Great fun!!! i always love looking at your pics! I have been searching for a large dropper like that and can't find one!!

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    1. Aww, thanks Jode! I LOVE taking pictures! I actually used a dropper from an old medicine container of his.

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  7. Wow! That looks like lots of fun and he was so into it! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Thanks! He gets so serious during play, sometimes! ;)

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  8. Great idea- I bet you could do this for homemade moon sand, too!

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    1. Oh, what a great idea! We'll have to try that the next time we have beets! :)

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  9. Great ideas! My little guys would love this! We'd love to invite you to join us at Saturday Show & Tell on Cheerios and Lattes! I know everyone will love your great kid-friendly ideas! Have a great weekend!
    Mackenzie :)
    http://www.cheeriosandlattes.com/saturday-show-tell-20/

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  10. Thank you for linking up at Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you'll be back again this week with some more great ideas.
    -Mackenzie

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