kinetic sand

gather up
- Kinetic Sand
- various shaped containers or moulds
- a tray of some sort

 

Marketed as 98% sand and 2% magic, this sandy miracle is amazing. Mamma likes to keep her activity suggestions truly 'homegrown' but felt the need to make an exception for this revelation. It feels and acts like wet sand but doesn't stick to your hands and is re-useable and water resistant. 

Simply serve up the Kinetic Sand on a baking tray or a large plastic tray and provide some moulds or small containers to make magical sand castles. This indoor activity makes a nice change from play dough and keeps both the young and 'young at heart' captivated for hours.

Mamma's lil' tip: Kinetic Sand is available from the Scienceworks Shop for around $20.00 a kilo. It's cheaper if you buy more, so split the cost with a friend. Moulds are available for around $8.00 but Mamma has found that little containers, shells, play dough tools and cupcake moulds work just as well. 

the nitty gritty
mess factor - some
for ages 3+

Easy as pie, you don't have to do anything at all except buy the Kinetic Sand and hand out a few different shaped containers or moulds.