This is my first time colouring sugar, I have done coconut before and it's pretty much the same thing.
You need to buy the correct sugar, for most things granulated sugar gives the best effect - sprinkling on cakes, cookies etc.
Things you will need......
Gel paste food colourant (I use sugarflair gel paste - pink)
Sealable plastic food bag
Right then, put your sugar in the plastic bag, dip the toothpick into the colour to get a blob of gel paste.
Swirl the toothpick around the sugar and scrape as much of the colour into the bag as possible.
Make sure you seal the bag properly - I ended up with half the sugar on my floor because one little bit was not sealed - then SHAKE THAT THAAANG! It's very therapeutic, so if you're having a crappy day, colour some sugar!!
When the colour of the sugar is consistant throughout you are done :-)
I doubled the amount of colour for my project, I'm making marshmellow flower petals and you can't see pale colours when the sugar is stuck to the marshmellow
xx Kat xx