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Colored Sand

by Trish Kuffner, author of The Toddler's Busy Book

This wet outdoor art activity allows your toddler to make a "painted" desert.


  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • Food coloring or liquid paint


  1. Fill a spray bottle with water and add a few drops of food coloring or a few spoonfuls of liquid paint.
  2. Let your child spray the sand in the sandbox to make a colorful desert.
  3. Turn the sand over with a shovel and watch the color disappear.
  4. Now your child can start all over again.