Sunday, 5 July 2015

homemade kinetic sand

M and T have been asking for kinetic sand for a while now. I don't really want to pay so much for so little of it so thought we'd have a go and making something similar. While this isn't as 'sticky' as the store bought stuff it's still really fun to play with, smells nice and holds its shape well.

After looking around the www I came up with this recipe:
  • 5 cups sand( the finer ther better, we started sieving ours but gave up)
  • 1.5 cups cornflour
  • 1/2 teaspoon dish soap (e.g. Dawn Dishwashing Liquid)
  • water (about 1 cup)
  • optional: 1 teaspoon Tea Tree Oil (for its antibacterial properties)
  • optional: fine glitter
Just out it all in a big container and mix- adding the water a bit at a time. I mixed the dishwash with the water first.

So that was them for the afternoon- nearly 2 hours of playing with it under the Winter sun  : )


  1. Can Nana have a go? looks like great fun!

    1. It should still be fine when you come and visit- or we could make another batch!