Everyone has to eat and that is why giving edible gifts is a foolproof idea. There is no limit on the number of ideas that you can come up with that incorporate the use of food or ingredients to make sand art. One classic sand art edible food item is to put a cookie or brownie mix in a jar. Doing this is simple. All that you need are the dry ingredients to the recipe and a jar to put them in. Using only dry ingredients will allow you to create the layers within the jar that make the gift fun and artistic. All that you do is layer each ingredient in the jar (carefully smoothing down each layer after you add it) and then include a card that tells the person receiving your gift what kinds of wet ingredients are needed and how to bake the item in your jar.
In addition to making your own baked goods jars, you can use other edible ingredients to make different kinds of sand art gifts that involve no baking at all. For example, you can apply the concept of layered sand in a jar to layered hot cocoa in a jar. You can alternate hot chocolate flavors with miniature marshmallows. You could also vary the size of jar that you use according to the contents of the jar. For example, you could use candy to create sand art. If you use jelly beans in your sand art creations, you could use a larger jar or even a clear cookie jar for a more dramatic effect. If you are using a fine-grained food item, like colored sugar, you may want to make smaller sand art jars. You could even use cleaned out baby food jars to make cute miniature sand art creations. You could use other less obvious food items as well. Pasta, for example, comes in a variety of colors and would be a great tool to apply sand art principles too. Although you would not want to eat the pasta straight out of the jar, pasta is easy enough for anyone to make. Finish off these gifts by tying a bow around the neck of the jar and including a note that explains the contents of the jar (if an explanation is needed).