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DIY Kids Play Sand

Homemade Kids Play Sand

Easy and Clean Kids Play Sand

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Homemade Kids Play Sand

Easy and Clean Kids Play Sand

Can’t go to the beach because it’s several hundred miles away and that’s just a little impractical for an afternoon of play?  No worries, I have the perfect solution!

Looking for a unique way to entertain the kiddos? This Play Sand is the answer!

It is so easy to mold, doesn’t make a mess on their hands and is made from just flour and some baby oil. 

Toddlers and kids really like this.

To keep them amused, you can put in ‘prizes’ of large rhinestones, beads, etc., so they can do some mining and treasure hunting.

Molds and plastic garden tools will keep them busy for hours and that lets you get your projects done, or a bit of much needed relaxing as you watch them have some fun.  You might want to double or triple this really simple and easy recipe, depending on how large your bin is and how many children will be playing.

DIY Homemade Play Sand


8 cups flour

1 cup BABY OIL

Bag or CONTAINER to store Play Sand (will last at least 1 year)

Toys for fun

Molds to play with  



Put the flour in a large bowlPlay Sand 1Pour baby oil into the flourPlay Sand 2With your hands get in there and mix it well.

Continue until the oil is completely incorporated into the flourPlay Sand 3

Store in a bag or container with a tight fitting lid.Play Sand 4Now for the FUN!

Pour the Play Sand into a container large enough for the kids to play with.  Play Sand 5

It is best to let the kiddos do it outside, to accommodate any escaping Play Sand.

Play Sand 6Kids of all ages love this Play Sand.Play Sand 7A special thank you to my daugther-in-law Ashley for this idea and bringing the fun molds and toys.               Play Sand

Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2016

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  1. Great idea and love that you shared this here with all of us today, Carrie. wishing you a wonderful Friday and weekend ahead now, too 🙂

  2. You do come up with some great projects Carrie. I will have to try this when my youngest Grandson is ready to play. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Diane Roark says:

    Now this looks like a lot of fun! You are so creative.

    I bet you have a lot of fun at your house.

  4. Susen says:

    We have done this and it is absolutely my daughter’s favorite! She asked to play with this ‘sand’ every day straight for a week!

  5. Adrian says:

    This is a great idea! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Teach Me Tuesday Linky Party:) Hope you can join us again tonight!

  6. Thank you so much for sharing with Adorned From Above’s Link Party
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

  7. This looks like a very fun idea. I’ll have to try it, maybe as a back-to-school treat.

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