July 31, 2022

How to Make Kinetic Sand

Kinetic Sand is all the rage in our house. This easy recipe for kinetic sand makes it surprisingly easy to make at home.

It is an enjoyable sensory experience for our children to play with kineticsand. We need to learn how we can make moldable magic sand ourselves. The kids have a lot of fun at the beach and also enjoy the sensory experience with the sand.


Kinetic sand is more like wet sand on the beach than dry or dusty sandbox. Kinetic sand feels more like playdough as you can mold and squash it. This helps to develop fine motor skills for children. This is because traditional Kinetic sand has a silicone-type substance. This is how our homemade kinetic sand reacts because the slime ingredient coats every grain of sand just like silicone.


The kinetic sand recipe is unique and has the same elastic qualities of regular kinetic sand. It can be moldable in the same way as play dough. It is also a bit more grity than the store-bought stuff, and melts a little like sand making this a great addition to your sensory play materials.

This is a great way for kids to try new things. It is a sensory experience that kids love to play with, so it’s worth making kinetic sand. It is almost like playing with wet sand, and it’s so relaxing that you want to build sandcastles.


    • Slime ( make sure it’s here, or you can purchase it here
    • Disposable containers
    • Disposable Utensils (spoons).
    • Kitchen Sifter
    • Play Sand


    1. Make a batch of slime. You can purchase it here, or you can make it yourself.
    2. You’ll need disposable containers, and a stirring spoon (we had to throw away the spoon because the slime “glued” itself to it – don’t repeat that mistake).
    3. Play sand. To make the sand less gritty, we removed the small pebbles (or larger grains of natural sand, if you’re using real beach sand). The kitchen sieve was used. However, even with these small stones, the sand “works”.
    4. Now pour the slime into the sand. Mix it with the spoon till it clumps together.
    5. Once the “mound” is formed, you can mix in the sand with your hands.
    6. Add more sand to the ball until it becomes dry. Add more sand if it’s still wet.
    7. You can now make classic kineticsand by mixing the kineticsand until it forms a ball.

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