Moldable Beach Sand

Bring the beach inside!  I love this moldable beach play sand I made for my little guy to play with.  It turned out so well even his big sisters wanted in on the action!

I had looked up a few recipes but they just didn’t work for me.  What I liked was that this was still sand for the most part, felt nice and smooth, and it smelled tropical.

Recipe:

6 cups play sand

1 cup corn starch

1/2 cup coconut oil

 

Of course the recipe isn’t set in stone, so just adjust to get the amount and texture you would like.  I added the corn starch to make the sand a little softer and stickier.  We keep our coconut oil in the garage and live in climates so hot that ours is always in liquid form.  If yours is solid, then just melt it.  And the best part about the coconut oil is the smell it’ll give you sand.  My Zoe hates the smell of the store-bought living sand so this is a big deal in our house.  🙂

Since I was going for the beachy vibe, I added shells and some small plastic creatures to our bin.  The sand was so easy to build with and soft to the touch it has immediately become one of our go-to sensory activities!

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