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DIY Kinetic Sand

Updated: Dec 5, 2020

Wondering how to make kinetic sand? This kinetic sand recipe uses just 3 ingredients to make a soft, moldable sand that provides hours of sensory play time. Feel free to substitute flour if you don't have cornstarch. We used canola oil but you can also use olive oil, mineral oil, or baby oil. You will need to add food coloring if you are not starting with colored sand. We bought our sand at the Dollar Store already colored.


2 1/2 cups fine sand

1 1/2 cups cornstarch

1/2 cup oil


  1. Mix sand and cornstarch together completely.

  2. Add oil and mix well.

  3. When there are no oily spots and no dry spots, the sand is ready for play time!

If you want to make this more like moon sand, you can mix in 1 tablespoon of dish soap at a time.

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