Kinetic Sand Recipe

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My girls love kinetic sand, but it can be pretty pricey.
So, when they were asking for a new batch the other day I thought, "Why don't we try to make our own?"
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What is kinetic sand?
Can you make it at home?
We set out to try, and I must say- our homemade version turned out much like the store bought variety!
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It is super squishymold-able, and lots of fun!  
Are you ready to make kinetic sand at home?

Kinetic Sand Recipe

Method
  • Begin by combining the play sand and corn starch in a large bin or container. 
  • Mix well.
  • In a separate container combine 1 cup of water with 1 tsp of dish soap, and stir until the water is bubbly.
  • Then, slowly add the water-mixture to the sand/cornstarch and mix well. 
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  • Mix and mix, slowly adding more water & mixing as you go.
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  • I used 3/4 cup of water, and the consistency was perfect, but if your sand is coarser or finer than mine you may need more/less waterso be sure to add it SLOWLY! 
  • Continue to add more water & mix until the desired consistency is reached.  
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That's it!  Easy, right?  And so fun!

  • Add buckets/shovels/kitchen gadgets, and kids will have a blast as they create & play!
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The dish soap in this recipe is what gives this sand a kinetic-like quality.  It is so fun to squish and form into shapes in your hands.
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It is also mold-able, making it great for building sand castles and other structures.
  • Add cars and other toys for a simple way to extend the fun.
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Tips & Storage:
  • Store your homemade kinetic sand in an air-tight container between play times, and it can be used again & again.
  • If the sand dries out between play add a touch of soapy water & mix it into the sand.  This will restore it to the desired consistency.
  • Play sand can be bought in bulk on Amazon here.
  • Don't feel like making kinetic sand?  You can purchase it in a variety of colors here.
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