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Kinetic Sand, Crystal Pink 907g Bag of All-Natural Shimmering Sand Squishing, Mixing and Moulding

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Unfortunately, you need silicone oil to proper make kinetic sand. And we just don’t have a way to combine silicone oil with sand easily at home. So, while I’m all for making your own play dough and slime, stay away from DIY kinetic sand. Consider adding color, scent, or glitter to the sand. You can buy colored sand, or plain sand. Colored sand will be more expensive, but plain sand will give you a clean slate to work with. If you hand plain sand and want a range of colors, you'll need to separate out the sand evenly into smaller containers and then add the different colors separately. Here are a few ways you can spruce up plain sand: [1] X Research source [2] X Research source What is exactly is kinetic sand made out of? You might be surprised to know that kinetic sand is actually 98 percent regular sand. However, the other two percent is what gives it its unique qualities. To make kinetic sand, regular sand is coated in polydimethylsiloxane and silica. This creates the texture of kinetic sand and actually turns it into a non-Newtonian fluid, which means it can flow like a liquid when it is under pressure but just fall apart when the pressure is removed. Try squeezing the kinetic sand and see what happens when you apply more pressure versus when you stop applying pressure.

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Add 1/4 of a cup of sand into the slime mixture and mix with a spoon trying to blend all the sand into the slime. Mix in the sand. At this stage, it is vital to mix the concoction well to ensure that all the ingredients are combining completely. Keep stirring!It's important that the sand is kept dry. Ensure that your sand is bone dry before continuing with this step. If your sand is damp, you will need to bake it first to remove the excess water. Think about storage as well when getting kinetic sand, as it can tend to dry out and become crumbly when it is left out for too long. Ideally, you want to keep the sand in resealable bags or in an air-tight container. This way, it will stay moist and malleable for years. Plus, having a proper storage container also makes cleanup a lot easier.

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Kinetic sand never dries out! It can feel a little expensive to buy up front, but we have a container of it that has lasted for years now! Since kinetic sand is made up of 98 percent sand and 2 percent polymers—you will need to make a solution containing polymers to add to the sand. The polymers that we need for our kinetic sand are found in dish soap.Mix the vegetable oil into the corn starch to keep it looking like snow. If it seems a little on the dry side, add a tablespoon or two of vegetable at a time to loosen it up. If it is too wet, add some more corn starch.

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Some recipes have used softener instead of Sta-Flo. I find that to be very watery so if trying that you might need a bit more sand.

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Mix it up and play with it. Once everything is in—color, scent, glitter and all—mix it all up thoroughly and get to playing with it. What'll be your first creation? A giant octopus? A castle? The moon itself? Great for Pretend PlayIce cream cones, ice cream sandwiches and other tasty treats are on the menu with this kit. If you want to color your sand, consider stirring in a few drops of liquid food coloring or liquid water color.

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