DIY Make Your Own Kinetic Sand

What is Kinetic Sand?

Kinetic Sand is a brand name of a toy also known as magic sand.  Kinetic sand looks like regular wet sand, and is available in a variety of colors. It can be molded into any desired shape. It’s main feature is that it doesn’t dry out. Kinetic sand is comprised of 98% ultra-fine grain sand mixed with 2% dimethicone.

Basically fine sand is coated with oil and because of its oil coating, the sand never dries out.  Playing with Kinetic Sand is like playing with wet sand at the beach.

What is Kinetic Sand


Every mom’s question, what shall we do today?  Here’s a suggestion that will occupy a few hours of your children’s day that’s fun and relaxing.

How about watching a fun family friendly movie, “Finding Dory” and then doing a fun activity….making and playing with squishy Kinetic Sand.

Finding Dory reunites the friendly-but-forgetful blue tang fish with her loved ones, and everyone learns a few things about the true meaning of family along the way. A favorite moment in Finding Dory is when Baby Dory says, “I like sand. Sand is squishy!”

Now you can create your own squishy sand with this kinetic sand recipe. It’s perfect for playing, building, and keeping tiny hands busy.

Try making your own squishy sand today.  Have fun with the process and playing because it’s fun for kids of all ages!

Have fun with this great magic sand recipe, but keep in mind that there’s nothing like the real thing, the commercially made sand.  Homemade Kinetic Sand recipes just can’t duplicate the real thing no matter how hard they try and which ingredients they use, like dish liquid, contact solution, oils, liquid starch and more. They don’t match the quality and properties of store bought squishy Kinetic Sand and don’t keep as well for future playtime.

So,  we suggest making your own squishy sand today, but first, checking here now and placing your order for the real thing today so that with Amazon prime delivery you’ll have the real Kinetic Sand in a just a couple of days.  It really is a lot of fun and will provide you with many more indoor fun play in the sand days.   This is a great kit with 3 pounds of sand, a play mat, a storage case, and lots of extras like tools and molds!


Kinetic Sand has similar properties to the way that normal sand moves when it is wet. Think of the difference between the dry sand high up on the beach, and the wet sand that is at the edge of the ocean. If you go down to the shoreline, where the waves are gently lapping at the sand, you will notice that when you dig a hole the wet sand starts to flow to fill it up. Kinetic Sand mimics these organic movements.




Squishy Kinetic Sand Recipe

What You’ll Need to Make Squishy Sand:

  • 2 1/2 cups of fine craft store sand
  • 1 1/2 cups of cornstarch or flour
  • 1/2 cup of baby oil or vegetable oil
  • Plastic storage box with an airtight lid
  • Mini Beach toys or measuring cups

How to Make Squishy Kinetic Sand:

  • Carefully mix together sand and  cornstarch or flour, adding a little at a time.
  • Add the oil slowly and stir and mix until evenly distributed, mix well.
  • Play and Enjoy!
  • Store in an airtight container.


Kinetic Sand

Kids just love this squishy sand.  Squish it, cut it, scoop it, mold it, the creative possibilities are endless with the Sandbox Set! Create again and again and let Kinetic Sand flow through your hands, it’s so satisfying, you won’t be able to put it down!

If you don’t feel like making your own, you can buy kinetic sand here.

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