The winter is coming… As you are probably spending more time at home, you search for activities on a rainy day. We all know how kids can be while spending days in the house, so I have prepared for you an easy DIY kinetic sand recipe with only two ingredients. Or maybe it is a recipe for moon sand… It depends on what you will call it.
Most of our ideas and tutorials are born by accident. We try to do one thing and end up with something totally different, even better. I am thrilled that my 6 yo daughter started to surprise me frequently with her ideas… Some mommy’s genes are waking up… LOL. Before you know it she will be my partner in writing… hopefully.
That is how this DIY kinetic sand recipe was born – by accident!
Kinetic Sand DIY Recipe
Once while we were trying to make slime from some tutorial on YouTube, we got the very best DIY kinetic sand! Oh, what a playtime that was! My girls usually don’t get occupied with activities if I am not actively participating. But this time, they played with it for 3 hours… It is now one of our best activities on a rainy day.
Kinetic Sand Ingredients:
- Hair shampoo
- Food color – optional
How to make kinetic sand:
- Press 7 times hair shampoo from a dispenser – it is probably best if it is colorless if you wish to add some desired color
- Add around 7 big or 14 small spoons of salt
- Don’t add all at once, and stir slowly. Otherwise, it will foam up and become watery. Try it with your hands to see when it is done
- Place some food coloring. If you want more colors divide the kinetic sand and mix the color. Do it as your child desires. With many colors, you can even make rainbow kinetic sand!
- This amount is enough for one child to play with. If you have two, just double it up.
- This kinetic sand can last for days, just put it away, store it, and close and they can play with it tomorrow or the day after
- You can build castles from a cup, play with different shapes, cut it, or use anything that comes in handy.
Here is a 1-minute video tutorial on how we make it:
#1 Will kinetic sand dry out?
This homemade kinetic sand will stay in its form for days. Place it in a closed container, and it will last over a week. You could add a drop or two of oil and it will last even longer.
#2 Does kinetic sand get messy?
Oh, yes! The only downside with this kinetic sand recipe is the mess. It will be everywhere… LOL. But for hours of keeping them busy and happy, I don’t mind. Prepare the vacuum cleaner for the floor, the clothes will have to be washed… and probably the hair. My 3-year-old has it everywhere, so I just take her to the tub when she is done.
#3 Is this kinetic sand toxic?
As we use organic kids’ hair shampoo, it is not toxic. It all depends on what shampoo you will use, so try to use kids mild shampoos or any other organic bio shampoos
- Here are the best prices for kid’s organic shampoos so go ahead and check
#4 Who invented kinetic sand?
Well, this one was invented by us by accident. But the first kinetic sand. The original store-bought kinetic sand is a toy trademarked and produced by Spin Master Ltd. The name was first trademarked on January 29, 2014.
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Besides our usual coloring pages and papercrafts, this is our best activity on a rainy day, all made from what you surely have at home.
And we are done!
Do you like our ideas?
Do you think this is more of a moon sand recipe or a recipe for kinetic sand? I am not really sure, LOL
What are your favorite activities on a rainy day?
What entertainment for kids do you have up your sleeve?
Do you gave some kinetic sand or playdough DIY recipe. Share with me… I am always searching for fresh ideas.
Keep your kids busy and let their imagination fly up the sky…
WE ARE STRONGER THAN WE ALL THINK…
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Although I am not having any kids but I loved it and going to share it wirh one of cousin who is having babies
Thank You! I am sure they will love it😀.
I havent heard of this simple kinetic sand recipe. I like it is without glue. It sound too simple to be true…
My boys love kinetic sand and playdoh. Whether store-bought or made it allows for so much sensory fun and creativity. Hours of fun!
Yes, it’s messy but they just love it, don’t they😄.
Just love all these ideas! We need them. Winters in the Northeast leaves our kiddos so bored. Too cold to be outside…thanks for the ideas
It saved me while we were in quarantine🙉. Thanks for reading!
Great ideas! My daughter loved play doh when she was young! It was always a favorite for a rainy day!
Thanks, I believe there is no kid who dislikes it😄.
Our son loves both of the above! This will be a fun treat for a rainy day.
Thanks, glad I could help😉.
These are great. I’m always looking for something besides a movie for the kids when it’s raining outside.
Thank You. Do let me know how it turned out for You😃
these are all great ideas. We sometimes run out of things to do on rainy days so thank you for sharing these
Thank You for reading, Beth😉
These are wonderful, creative, and inspiring activities. I’m sure kids won’t mind staying inside enjoying themselves this way 😉
Thank You Renata, kids just love messy activities😄.
I absolutely love your ideas! Kids won’t feel boring because of the amazing activities you’ve shared. Thanks for sharing
Thanks Gladys! Glad You liked them🤗