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How to Make DIY Kinetic Sand

How to Make DIY Kinetic Sand

Learning how to make DIY kinetic sand is a great project for you and the kids. It is also a fun way to keep them occupied on rainy and bad weather days! This is simple to make with materials that are easy to obtain if you don't already have them.

Author Debra Maslowski



  1. First, ensure your sand is dry. You may also want to sift it through a screen to get out any larger pieces.

  2. Next, mix the sand and cornstarch together very, very well.
  3. Mix the soap and water in a separate container.
  4. Now add 1 cup of the soapy water to the dry mixture and mix well.
  5. From here, add small amounts of liquid together with the sand, mixing well as you go. You may not need all of the water, or you may need a bit more. You want to get it to a consistency where it is damp, but not liquid. Also, it should hold its shape for a few seconds to a minute. If you get it too wet, you can either let it dry out or add a bit more sand.

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There, you just made DIY kinetic sand! Store your sand in a container with a good seal. If you take care and don't let your sand dry out in between play times, it will last for a very long time.