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Colorful Kinetic Sand

Here's a fun sensory activity that will happily occupy the kids for hours: It's oozy, maleable, and uses household ingredients. Cornstarch gives the mixture pliability, water makes it ooze, and choosing your own sand allows you to mix and match in any bright color of the rainbow.

DIY colorful kinetic sand

Source: Martha Stewart


  • 6 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 4 tablespoons water
  • Mixing bowl
  • Measuring cup and spoons


  1. In a medium-sized bowl, mix sand and cornstarch until combined.
  2. Add water, and knead the sand mixture until consistency is smooth and damp.
  3. Store your kinetic sand in a plastic container after you finish playing with it. Hours later, you may add water to revive it.

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