Homemade, Indoor Sand

Amy Alusa


When I ran across this little keeper, I was looking for things for my book that is including Homemade doughs, etc. for children to play with. Somehow, I hadn't thought of this. When I saw it, I got all tickled inside! I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I spent a lot of time in my younger years at the beach. I loved it! So, when I saw this recipe I was delighted. I will have many great pretend days at the beach with the kids in our family on either too hot to go outside days, or the rainy ones!
Enjoy this!

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estimate: 2-3 cups of sand dough


2 c
fine sand
1 c
1 tsp
cream of tartar
1 1/2 c
cold water

How to Make Homemade, Indoor Sand


  • 1Mix first 3 ingredients together in an old saucepan. Add cold water and cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture is very thick and hard to stir.
  • 2Remove from heat and let cool until it's lukewarm and easy for little ones (or big ones!) to handle. Form the sand dough into shapes, faces, sand castles, wherever your imagination leads you!
  • 3I'm thinking this would be really fun to add glitter to as well as maybe keeping some white to paint a a mote, or seaside scene with painted blue on white to be the sea and waves crashing, etc. Hmmmmmmm!
  • 4These make cute paintable sand ornaments for Mother's Day, Father's Day, Grandparents Day and Christmas (or any day you want to make special) (ornaments and gift tags) or for "Handprints in the sand" projects. Have Fun!!!

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About Homemade, Indoor Sand

Course/Dish: Other Non-Edibles
Dietary Needs: Vegetarian
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids, Healthy