Advice 1: How to make colored sand

The creation of paintings made of colored sand – incredibly beautiful and unusual art form. But the manufacturer of colored sand for creativity itself can be an exciting process, both for children and for adults. Colored sand is a simple mixture of ordinary sand and dye (it can be of different types). Made himself the sand a rainbow of colors you can use for creating images in the original technique or to fill glass containers for interior decoration.
How to make colored sand
You will need
  • - Sea or river sand is of a light shade;
  • - colors: powder tempera, gouache, food dyes, spray paint;
  • - a small vessel;
  • water;
  • - a stick or spoon for mixing the sand;
  • paper to dry sand (Newspapers, paper towels, etc.).
Instruction
1
Find the required number (the number of colors you wish to paint the sand) small containers for making colored sand. It is very convenient to use for this purpose ziploc-bags (Ziplock), which is secured with by the principle zipper. Under stirring in such packages, the sand mixes well with dye and not poured out.
2
Take sand and sift it through a sieve to remove pebbles, twigs and similar debris. Lighter than the sand you find, the more vivid the color obtained in the process of dyeing.
3
Fill prepared containers with sand about three quarters (that then it was convenient to mix the sand, and it does not spill out of the jar or bowl). Do not paint the sand at the same time in large quantities, as you will need a long time to dry, and stained it is weak and uneven.
4
If you use for coloring sand dry powder tempera, add the dye in the dry sand (about one teaspoon of dry tempera on the glass of sand) and carefully mix them together. Then add a small amount of water to the sand only became wet. Again mix well the mixture, achieving a uniform coloring of the sand.
5
If you use food coloring or diluted in water paint, it is better first to wet sandand then add the paint. Then thoroughly stir the mixture, evenly distributing pigments into the sand mass.
6
Mixing the ingredients in a jar or bowl, use a stick or spoon. In packs of sand mixed with dye massaging hands – this process resembles kneading dough.
7
After mixing sand with the dye, leave the mixture for about 30 minutes to sand well prokralsya.
8
Pour colored sand into sheets of paper or paper disposable plates large diameter. Spread the sand as a thin layer and dry during the day.
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Now color the sand is ready for use in your work.
Useful advice
To obtain a metallic or pearlescent colors, spread sand in a thin layer on the paper and squirt it with spray paint from the spray. Allow paint to dry, and then stir the sand to become loose.

Advice 2: How to make colored dough

Color the dough like most kids. They are fun to eat pasta and dumplings different colors, and cooking with my mother. The dough different colors are used for cooking of dough: homemade noodles, dumplings, pies and confectionery.
How to make colored dough
You will need
    • Noodles:
    • 2 cups flour;
    • 3 eggs;
    • salt;
    • 2 tbsp vegetable oil.
    • Dumplings:
    • 2 cups flour;
    • 2 eggs;
    • 1/2 Cup water;
    • salt.
    • Sweet pastry:
    • 2 cups flour;
    • 1/2 Cup sugar;
    • 50 g of margarine;
    • 1 egg;
    • 2 tbsp sour cream;
    • salt and soda at the tip of a tsp;
    • dyes.
Instruction
1
Prepare the dye. You can use food coloring, but it is better to give preference to natural, if possible, the time and the reluctance to add dishes "chemistry". Green is obtained by adding to the dough a puree of spinach or nettles. To do this, boil 250 g of greens in boiling water for about 2 minutes, then drain in a colander and let the water drain out. Wipe the resulting mass through a sieve.
2
For crimson boil the beets, peel, cut into small pieces or grate on a grater or chop in a blender.
3
The red color is obtained by adding to the dough, sauce from the canned tomatoes.
4
The color orange: add to the dough fresh carrot juice or juice of sea buckthorn.
5
Yellow happens when you add in the flour, saffron or turmeric. For sweet dough lemon juice.
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Brown: burnt sugar, chocolate, ground cloves, ground coffee beans. Used for sweet goods.
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Prepare the dough in accordance with the final dish. For the noodles, whisk the eggs, pour vegetable oil, add salt, food coloring and flour, mix well, roll out the dough into a large pancake and leave for an hour to dry. Then roll the pancake and slice finely crosswise, spread noodles.
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For dumplings, dumplings or fried tortillas pour the flour in a deep bowl, make a hole, carefully pour in the eggs, salt water and dye. Stir, gradually collecting the flour from the edges until you get a stiff dough. Then carefully knead the dough until smooth and color.
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For sweet dough (cookies) sour cream, eggs, sugar and salt, mix until smooth, whisk the margarine in a bowl, add the mixture of cream and eggs, the dye and stir. Stir in the flour and quickly knead. The dough will be loose.
Note
For the sweet dough better not to use the puree and the juice from these products. Add the juice to the mixing flour.
Useful advice
Instead of sour cream you can use yogurt or kefir.
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