Waterproof sand that reacts to liquid, enabling children to build underwater creations.
- Coloured Play sand
- Fabric Protector (like Scotch Guard)
- Wax paper
- A Clear bowl
What To Do:
- Lay coloured sand in piles on wax paper ( the amount depending on how much sand you want to use).
- Spray each of the sand piles with the fabric protector.
- Mix the fabric protector into the sand, adding more protector until all the sand is fully saturated.
- Allow the sand to dry. This does not take long (about an hour).
- Once the sand is dry pour it into containers easy for the children to pour.
- Give each child or group of children a clear bowl with water and encourage them to pour the sand inside to create unique sculptures.
Hints and Tips:
- You will want to do this in a well ventilated area.
- When playtime is over scoop the sand from the water and lay it out so that the water surrounding the sand dries.
- The sand itself should already be dry.
- Once dry store your aqua sand in containers, and it can be used again & again!
- If your sand does not work properly after a few play times you can re-spray it with fabric protector to restore it. Ours worked fine for about 5 play times, and then we had to restore the sand by spraying it again.
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