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Make Sand Dough

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Updated on Oct 26, 2012

You don't have to head to sun drenched beaches and warm sand to make sand castles. No matter where you live this activity can supply a less messy opportunity for making sand castles. If sand castles don't excite your young architect this material works just as well for forts or just tracing letters in the sand. This tactile experience helps build important skills while little ones play.

What You Need:

  • 4 cups sifted sand
  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 3 cups hot water
  • Old pot
  • Wooden spoon
  • Wax paper

What You Do:

  1. Mix the sifted sand, water, cornstarch and water in an old pot over low heat.
  2. Stir with a wooden spoon until the mixture starts to pull away from the sides of the pot and then pour onto the wax paper.
  3. Knead well and store in air tight containers.

Use cookie cutters, sand molds and fingers to make castles and shapes. This versatile clay-like material hardens if left out and can be used for school projects. You can even add food coloring to make colored clay!

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