If you can pour sand into a bottle, you can make colored sand vases. Start by finding, cleaning out and drying a clear glass or plastic bottle. Glass bottles are usually more visually appealing but with small children, plastic bottles may be the safer option. You can approach this craft in a number of different ways. Either purchase colored sand at a craft store or find your own multi colored sand or dirt as it occurs naturally in your area. You may also want to combine other object into your sand jar like seashells, flower petals, pebbles, etc. Alternate pouring different types of sand and/or larger objects into your bottle or jar. By the time you are done you should have a number of different layers to enjoy looking at. Another idea is to try to incorporate this idea into a trip you may take. For example, if you plan to take a trip to the beach or a national park, take along some glass bottles. Fill the bottles as described above with items that you find along your travels. Each layer in the bottle can tell a story about a specific place you went or what happened on a certain day of your trip. You can bottle your memories and display them in your home so that you can always have a reminder of what you did when you went on your trip. Take advantage of the spring weather by easing the burden of cleanup and simply construct your colored sand bottles outdoors and use a hose to clean up the mess.