How to Make Kinetic Sand

My son has picked up a new obsession, playing with kinetic sand. There is something about playing with this wet moldable sand that he absolutely loved. After months of buying kinetic sand, I decided to learn how to make it myself. In this article, I will learn about kinetic sand, its ingredients, and how to make it.

What is Kinetic Sand?

Kinetic sand looks like wet sand on the beach. Playing with kinetic sand feels like playdough because you can squish it and mold the grains of sand stick together, which uses kids fine motor skills. Old Kinetic sand responds in this way because it is covered with silicone. My kinetic sand responds this way because the slime coats the sand like silicone.

What is it made of?

  • Slime
  • Disposable Containers
  • Disposable Utensils
  • Kitchen Sifter
  • Play Sand

How to make kinetic sand?

  1. Procure a batch of slime. You can purchase it here, or you can make your own slime.  We found that a stickier recipe, makes our favorite consistency of kinetic sand.
  2. You will need disposable containers and a mixing utensil.
  3. Play sand. We tried to remove the tiny pebbles from the sand to make it less gritty. We used a kitchen sifter – but even with the small stones, the sand still “works.”
  4. Now, pour your slime into the sand and blend it with the spoon until it clumps together.
  5. Once it is a “mound,” you can use your hands and finish mixing in the sand.
  6.  Continue to add sand to your ball until it is not sticky anymore. If it is still wet, add some more sand!
  7. Mix the kinetic sand until it forms into a ball, and you now have homemade classic kinetic sand.
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