Make Your Own
Colorful, Moldable, & Tactile
Kinetic sand is a wonderful, moldable sensory craft. Sensory crafts like kinetic sand can help build fine motor skills in children, and provide a calming creative outlet for kids playing with kinetic sand alone or in social groups. This craft can be thrown together in less than minutes with many items you may already have in your kitchen. It can be an enriching activity that is used again and again.
Click below to see a list of supplies you'll need and steps to take to make your own:
Collect your supplies (supplies listed below). Ensure that you have a shallow tray or a cookie sheet to create your sand in. Measure out your oil, cornstarch and play sand into the recommended quantities. Decide what color you would like your first batch to be.
Give your sand and food coloring a good mix to incorporate the food dye. Next, carefully add your corn starch to the mixture. Using a flat spatula or a flat utensil, carefully work in the corn starch, pressing and smoothing away any lumps until the mixture is grainy and fluffy.
Once you have achieved the perfect consistency, your sand is ready to begin playing with. The sand can be molded into all sorts of shapes, cut out with cookie cutters, or stacked into sandcastles. Enjoy this fun project that can be played with again and again!
- 2.5 cups fine sand
- 1.5 cornstarch
- .5 cups of oil (canola, vegetable, etc.)
- a shallow baking tray or sheet
- food coloring/food dye