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What You'll Need

– 1/2 cup cornstarch (might need more if sticky ) – 1 cup sand ( You can get sand on amazon here – https://amzn.to/39umocE ) – mixing bowl – 1/4 cup flour ( You can get flour on amazon- https://amzn.to/2wLsqII ) – 1/4 cup water – 1 tsp elmers glue ( optional – if you plan to create shapes and let them dry. You can get some glue here – https://amzn.to/2JxY2nW ) – 1 tbsp dish soap

Start by adding all of your dry ingredients first. I added our sand , than the corn starch and flour.

You don’t need to stir the dry ingredients before adding the liquids. We went right ahead and added the soap and elmers glue.  We added elmers glue to help it be dry better since Oleg planned on making a fort with it.  If you plan on storing it in a zip loc bag and reusing it I would probably avoid the elmers glue.

The secret ingredient that makes your DIY kenetic sand stretch is the soap.  It gives your playdough sand a stretchy like substance.  Once you’ve made the kinetic sand If you feel it’s not stretchy enough you can add a little bit more soap.

Okay now just add about 1/4 cup of water and combine the ingredients by mixing with a spoon and kneading. Don’t add all the water at once a little bit at a time works best to make sure you don’t add too much.  We made this mistake the first time around. A little goes a long way.

It might be a bit sticky. We added a bit more cornstarch once we pulled it out of the bowl. It’s kind of like kneading bread and adding a tiny bit of flour on the table until you get the right consistency.

It does leave some residue on the hands. Check out the photo below. That’s what his hands looked liked once he was done playing with it.

I wouldn’t say this is exactly like kinetic sand. It’s more like kinetic sand playdough. 🙂 If you want playdough without sand you can probably alter it if you substitute the sand for flour. You can also add some food coloring to make it even funner.  Store it in a ziploc bag. It dries just like playdough. 🙂

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