Materials 1 cup sand 1/2 tbsp cornstarch 1 tsp dish soap water (as needed) Optional* Food coloring Directions Step 1: In a bowl, mix fine sand and cornstarch together. Step 2: Add dish soap and water, and combine thoroughly until well mixed. Step 3: Add food coloring if you’d like! Step 4: Let dry for 1-2 hours. Step 5: Start playing!
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This DIY recipe for Kinetic Sand only takes 3 ingredients, and costs about a third of what commercial brands of Kinetic Sand retails for. Kids love sensory play like this, and will occupy them for hours. See how to make your own Kinetic Sand here! LivingIthaca.com:
Tin foil, yarn, cardboard, and sharpies. This makes a cool low relief sculpture. Start by teaching about line variations, and color schemes (monochromatic, analogous, etc.). Cool project for 6-7th grade.
STICKY SAND is lots of fun for kids to play with. It acts like wet sand but isn't actually wet. It sticks together well, creating a perfect molding sand for sculpting and creating. Sticky sand also vacuums up easily, making it great for both indoor and outdoor use.
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