Scouts-L Mail Archive for April of 1999: Re: COLORED SAND
Re: COLORED SAND
Wed, 14 Apr 1999 09:48:08 -0400
The best way to get colored sand in earthy tones is with powdered
tempera. The amount all depends on the intensity of the shade you
want and the color of sand which you use. The regular builder's
sand is good, sometimes has big pebbles in it, though. It gives
good earthy tones.
>From what I recollect fromthe last time I did this for day camp,
I used about 1/4 cup to about 8 pounds of sand. I found a good
way to mix the colors in large amounts was to get those plastic
food service jars fromthe school cafeteria or local Subway, put
in the sand, add the tempera, and then let the kids roll the jar
around the yard or shake it up. Be careful when opening the jar--
the dust from the tempera flies out and up the nose!
If you want really intense colors, add water to the tempera first,
and then follow the same procedure. BUT to dry it and to keep it
from molding (which it will do quickly) you need to uncap the jar
and stir it a couple of times a day or spread it out flat to dry.
After completely dry, then store it in the plastic jars.
Four years ago, we did Indian sand painting at day camp for 185
boys. I was surprised by how little sand was used. But turquoise
was by far the most popular color.
Pack 165 - CC, ex WL, DL
Troop 165 - CM
Dan Beard District Activities & Civic Service Chairman
White play sand is good fo
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