Tropical Sand Dough

Tropical Sand Dough
Tropical Sand Dough Photo: Paging Fun Mums

I have seen lots of recipes around using mixtures of sand, cornflour, and water - so I put my thinking cap on and decided to try a little experiment using sand, corn flour and coconut oil!

It really is wonderful. It's lovely and mouldable, forms fantastic shapes AND it smells like you're on a tropical island whilst playing with it.

My kids love my Tropical Sand Dough -  it's such a great sensory activity for little hands.

It's great for Mum's too as you only need three inexpensive ingredients for an activity that will keep the kids entertained for hours - on any day, whether it's hot or cold!

To make your very own Tropical Sand Dough you will need:

  • 4 cups of Sand (I'm lucky enough to live by the beach, but you can buy play sand at Craft Stores)
  • 2 Cups of Corn Flour
  • 1 cup of Coconut Oil (you can buy this from the local supermarket - it is used for cooking and is quite inexpensive)
  • You will also need a large tub to mix and play with your sand dough.

Step 1

Add in your 4 cups of sand to the tub.

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Step 2

Add your 2 cups of corn flour to the sand. 

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Step 3

Pour on your coconut oil to the mix.

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Step 4

Get your hands dirty and squeeze and squelch your mixture until you have a soft sand consistency.

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Step 5

Get creative and have FUN playing and creating with this great Tropical Sand Dough!

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