Let’s be honest, no one really loves the messes that come with childhood.  Now that colder weather is upon us, here are some fun recipes for extending sandbox play all the way through winter.

Chances are you have all the ingredients you need to make these fun kinetic sand recipe using items right from your pantry.

Kinetic Sand Recipe

In a large bowl, combine:

  • 5 cups of sand
  • 1 cup + 3 tablespoons of corn starch
  • 1/2 teaspoon dish soap
  • water (approximately 1 cup)
  • optional: add 1 teaspoon of Tea Tree Oil for antibacterial properties
  • optional: food coloring

Mix all the ingredients together.  If the mixture becomes too wet, let it out to dry for an hour or two and recheck the consistency.  If the mixture feels too dry, you can add small amounts of water until it reaches the desired consistency.

Moon Sand Recipe

In a large bowl, combine:

  • 5 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of baby oil

Mix all the ingredients together & adjust the ratios as needed.