Make Your Own Moldable Sand

My kids love Kinetic sand you can buy in the stores. The only problem for me is that a lot of hits the ground and we have a dog, so by the end of the week, I find our sand is pretty hairy. Despite my best efforts to make sure we have a dog hair free zone and put the sand in a large plastic tub, it still seems to be filled with hair by the end of the week.

I have seen so many videos lately on the internet about creating your own moldable sand, I thought we would try it out. I picked the recipe from BabyFristTv.

Here we go!

Materials:

1 cup fine sand (white works best for colouring)

1.5 tbsp cornstarch

1 tsp dish soap

Water as need

Food colouring

Instructions:

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Mix sand and cornstarch

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Add dish soap

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Mix water in 1 tablespoon at time until just the soap is mixed in

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1 or 2 drops of food colouring

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Note: My sand was natural colour so I added extra food colouring,

but that just made the sand very wet and took longer to dry. Try not to make it too wet.

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Let dry 1-2 hours

Note: Since mine was pretty wet I spread it onto a covered cookie sheet to help with the drying.

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It turned out pretty good, it was not as smooth as the actual Kinetic sand but the kids still loved it. Next time I make it I would buy extra fine white sand from the craft store. Also if I was going to make it with Natural coloured sand again I would not colour it. Just leave it as it is then you won’t have to worry about the drying time so much.

Watch BabyFristTV Video

Give it a try and let comment below with your experience!

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