Who says you need to be at a beach to make a sand castle!
This is one of my favorite activities to do with kids. Your kids will love making these at home sand castles.
You can also use this sandcastle recipe to make pyramids for school projects and other sculptures.
This is a fun activity for kids for birthdays, girl scouts or boy scouts activities or anytime!
Follow the simple directions below:
Materials: 1 cup of cornstarch, 2 cups of fine sand (sandbox sand, colored sand or beach sand), 1 1/2 cups of water optional shells, stones beads or anything you would like to decorate, paper plates (1 per child).
The first this your going to do is made sand dough to build your sand castle:
Step 1: In a pan mix the cornstarch, sand and water.
Step 2: Over a medium heat stir the mixture until it gets thick (5-15 minutes).
Step 3: Let the mixture cool completely before use about (30-50 minutes).
Now the fun part
Step 4: Divide the sand up equally and give to each child on a paper plate. The recipe makes enough for about 5 children.
Step 5: Have the children build sand castle and decorate it with shell, stones etc.
The castle will dry and harden in 2- 3 days
Kids Play and Create Tip:
Try making your sand castle with colored sand. (check site for receipe)