Mix and Knead Kinetic Sand

Mix and Knead Kinetic Sand with Lynn Lilly

Mix and Knead Kinetic Sand
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Give those busy hands something to do by making your very own kinetic sand. Take a break from your virtual learning studies and whip up this easy recipe for a lot of fun!

This kinetic sand activity is a fun exercise for kids who are still practicing their shapes and perfecting their fine motor skills. It’s also a great way to explore sensory and imaginary play.

Break up the day with a hands-on challenge. Find us on social media @GreatWolfLodge and tag #pawsnplay to let us know what you come up with!


  • 1 Cup of Sand
  • 2 Tbsp Clear School Glue
  • 1 Tsp Liquid Starch
  • ½ tsp Liquid Dish Soap
  • Pigment (Food Coloring or Mica Powder)
  • Large Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Popsicle Stick
  • Measuring Spoons
  • Mixing Spoon

Time to Craft: 5 minutes

kinetic sand recipe materials

Step 1: Measure and mix together the liquid soap,  liquid starch and glue in a large bowl until it forms a slime like consistency.

homemade kinetic sand

Step 2: Add the sand into the large bowl slowly mixing it in with the spoon..

slowly add 1 cup sand

Step 3: Add small amounts of pigment to the mixture mixing it until you get your desired color.

diy kinetic sand

Step 4: Use your hands to knead the kinetic sand together until all the loose sand has become part of the kinetic sand ball.

how to make kinetic sand

Step 5: Have fun playing and making new creations with the kinetic sand!

kinetic sand activity

We hope you had a blast making your very own kinetic sand. Visit us again soon for more ideas on how to have fun at home with the family during your eLearning recess break. If you’re curious about visiting Great Wolf Lodge, be sure to read our Paw Pledge. We’re committed to keeping your family safe while you play!


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