Connecting you to everyone you need to help raise your child.
Playing with sand is a great way to develop your child’s imagination, fine motor skills, hand and eye coordination, and so much more. And now, with the introduction of kinetic sand, playing with sand isn’t as messy as it used to be.
Kinetic sand is also easier to mold than normal sand, making it ideal for your little ones.
But kinetic sand at toy stores usually come at pretty high prices. 12 ounces of kinetic sand typically cost US$20. You can save so much by just making your own! Here’s a DIY Kinetic Sand recipe from BabyFirstTV.
1. Mix sand and cornstarch in a bowl.
2. Add dish soap. This is supposed to prevent bacteria or mold from growing on the sand.
3. Add enough water so that the sand and cornstarch mix together. According to About Education, it’s alright for you to add a bit more of any ingredient so you get the consistency you want.
4. Add food coloring.
5. Let it dry for 1-2 hours.
Your sand will dry up over time. When this happens, just add more water!
On the next page: how to make the most of sand play.
A lifestyle writer by day and a fictionist by night, Cristina can be found planning her next beach trip when she isn't working. She is a dog mommy to a Yorkshire terrier, who is turning four this year.
Activities Family Fun Indoor