Sand Dough

Sand Dough @ Crayon Box Chronicles

I love to mix-up household items to create super fun sensory play!  Today my little mad scientist and I are wiping-up some homemade sand dough with just 4 simple ingredients!  It took less than 10 minutes to make and set-up.  Last week we experimented with our scented play clay.  I’m always looking for more sensory bin materials, so this seemed perfect to create our mini-beach sensory bin — C loved it!  After spotting this on Creative Playhouse we were inspired to whip up our own batch of sand dough.  Be sure to pop over and check out her fantastic recipe and how they played with it! Here’s our varied version and play.

Materials Needed:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 3/4 cup of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon oil
  • 2 cups of play sand

What’s Next:

1.  Pour 2 cups flour and 2 cups sand into bowl.  Add warm water and oil.  After mixing, it was to tacky, so we gradually added another 1/2 cup to achieve desired consistency {total 2-1/2 cups}.  I really wanted a sandy texture for sensory play, so we added 3 cups total, plus more on the table during play.  It helps to bind it together.  Here’s my little scientist working up the sand dough …

Sand Dough @ Crayon Box Chronicles

2.  Adding more flour! C decided to dump the entire mason jar in, so we probably used at least 3+ cups, plus more water — more dough to play with, yay!

Sand Dough @ Crayon Box Chronicles

3.  C kept singing, “Mix it, it’s time to mix it!” I love his facial expression  — he’s hard at work!

Sand Dough @ Crayon Box Chronicles

4.  C wanted it to be just right!  Above, he’s “testing” it, lol! It wasn’t right just yet — more sand!

Sand Dough @ Crayon Box Chronicles

5.  We added gems, sea shells, crab, pirate {not pictured}, rocks, and even the dinosaurs jumped into the sand dough!  Sprinkle some on your table for more sensory fun!

Sand Dough @ Crayon Box Chronicles

It’s simple, fun, and a great sensory experience! For more play recipes, see Scented Watercolor Play Clay, Tutti-Frutti Watercolors and Snow Dough.

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