Painting with colored sand

This is a very nice “Think outside the box” video from smilepharaoh that should inspire anyone interested in art and design. In almost every art/design project, some sort of paint is used that binds permanently to a surface. But there is other ways! In this clip, colored sand is used to fill a bottle so as to make a beautiful piece of art. While the artist in this video is obviously an expert, the basic materials and techniques are cheap and easy enough for anyone to start experimenting with. Ready made colored sand might be tricky to find, but you should be able to make your own by using ordinary beach sand and mix it with food coloring, spread it out on a piece of paper and let it dry. We have not tried this, but in theory it should work. If you try this, please let us know how it works out!