DIY Kinetic Sand
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 five minutes with many items you may already have in your kitchen.
Here's step-by-step instructions to make your own kinetic sand:
Collect your supplies (supplies listed below). Ensure that you have a shallow tray or a cookie sheet for your kinetic sand. Measure out your oil, cornstarch and play sand into the recommended quantities.
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. 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!
- Play sand 2.5 cups
- Cornstarch 1 1/2 tsp
- Oil (canola, vegetable, etc.) 1/2 cup
- Shallow baking tray or sheet
- Food coloring/food dye