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Indoor Sand Castles

Make your own Indoor Sand Castle! Mix a batch of this fun dough up on a yucky day and let the kids pretend they’re at the beach . . .
Sometimes finding things for the kids to do inside it on a rainy day is about as easy and painless as having teeth pulled without novacaine! This project however, is as simple as boiling water. If you want to be prepared for a rainy day, measure all the ingredients (except the water!) into a large ziploc bag and set it aside until it’s needed. Alternatively, the dough can be made ahead of time and stored in an airtight container.

You’ll Need:
2 Cup Fine sand
1 cup cornstarch
2 tsp. cream of tartar
1 1/2 cups Cold Water

Mix 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. Remove from heat and let cool until it’s lukewarm and easy for little ones to handle. Form the sand dough into shapes, faces, sand castles, wherever your imagination leads you! These make cute paintable sand ornaments for mothers day, fathers day and grandparents day as well, or for “Handprints in the sand” projects.

Once you’re done playing with your creations, let them dry and they can be painted. Be sure to store any leftover dough in an airtight container.

Feel free to share photos of your little ones creations in the comments below! We’d love to see their artwork!

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