How to Make Sand Dough

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Who doesn’t love the beach?  The ocean, sun, and the heavenly feel of the sand squishing between your toes.  Would you like to bring the beach home with you without the mess?  Look no further, I have a solution!  You can make your own Sand Dough!  

 My niece, Adalyn, spent the night, so the kiddos were all so excited to get started! To make this creation, you will need salt, cream of tartar, vegetable glycerin, vegetable oil, flour, sand, and boiling water.

        

I found this HUGE (and heavy) bag of sand at Lowes for only $3.15!  Can you believe it!?!?! I was SO excited!  I will definitely be using sand for something else fun in the future.

Once you gather your ingredient, mix all together in a large bowl, making sure to add the boiling water last.  Once water is added mix with a large spoon until dough is formed into a ball (be careful, it may be hot).

Once the dough is cooled, knead well and begin to play!  Our dough was a tad on the gooey side so we added a tiny bit of flour to help take the moisture away (if it’s too dry add vegetable oil or vegetable glycerin until it’s the proper consistency).

Luckily I had some fun “beachy” items to help make the experience more “real”.   They dug right in and began making their own creations.

      

The dough’s texture was perfect!  It had the gritty feel and look of sand with the ability to be molded and formed like playdoh.  Wyatt surprisingly seemed to have the most fun!  All the kiddos played together for about 30 minutes, but Wyatt stayed at the table after the girls had left for another 15 to 20 minutes by himself! Yay!  He NEVER plays with ANYTHING that long!I will have to say….I loved this recipe, too!  I caught myself sitting and playing with the sand dough after the kiddos left the room.  It is one to remember!

Sand Dough Recipe

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup sand
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable glycerin
  • 1/2 cup of boiling water
  1. Mix all ingredients together in a large boil, making sure to add the boiling water last.
  2. Once boiling water is added, mix with large spoon.  
  3. Once dough has cooled, knead until mixed well.
  4. Once mixed, it’s time to play!

( Our dough was a tad on the gooey side so we added a tiny bit of flour to help take the moisture away. If it’s too dry add vegetable oil or vegetable glycerin until it’s the proper consistency).

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