Prep time: 15 minutes
Estimated Cost: 20 AED
Mess level: Mediumn
What you need:
Tub or tuff tray to keep the sand contained
Tools you might like to add
You want an 8:1 ratio of flour to oil. So 4 cups flour and 1/2 cup oil, 8 cups flour and 1 cup oil, etc. Mix them together (with color if desired) until the flour still feels silky and sandy, but will hold a shape if you squeeze it in your hands. Add food coloring for colour and tool/toys and play!
Children can use their imagination and make various shapes using molds and cookie cutters. It is also a new fun sensory experience that is different from sand. It builds children's fine motor skills (finger strengthening, dexterity, in-hand manipulation, etc) It also builds on bilateral coordination skills (using both hands together to mold and shape), and also improves visual-motor skills such as eye-hand coordination.
Ways to Adapt:
You can play with kinetic sand in a similar way as you would wet sand with molds and various tools.
You can develop small world play by adding miniature objects etc sea, space, farm, mermaid etc.
Store air-tight container in a cool room for long-lasting use.