Turn Your Kid's Sandcastle Into a Work of Art! Here's the Colorful Trick! by Elizabeth Pagel-Hogan

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Turn Your Kid's Sandcastle Into a Work of Art! Here's the Colorful Trick!

Want to add a little glitz to summer sandcastles? I learned this idea from my grandfather. Each summer I'd spend time at the beach with my grandparents and we loved to make sandcastles. You’ll need:

  • food coloring
  • non-toxic glue
  • small spray bottle
  • water

My granddad would mix water, food coloring and nontoxic glue and fill a small spray bottle each with a different color. On the beach, my brother and I would construct elaborate castles and he'd help us spray them with a rainbow of colors. The glue helped the sand keep its shape longer than other castles.

Our creations always drew a lot of "oohs" and "ahhs" from other families, and I cherish the memories of that time with my grandparents!

McCormick Neon Food Colors
McCormick Neon Food Colors $3.50
A box of four intense color solutions. Purple, green, pink and blue, used to color food and dye eggs.
Elmer's Washable No-Run School Glue
Elmer's Washable No-Run School Glue $1.30
Easy to use and stays where you put it. It is safe, non-toxic and washable
ChefLand Spray Bottles
ChefLand Spray Bottles $8.50
This set of three 16-ounce spray bottles are good for all household and cleaning needs - and making sandcastles!

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