How to make kinetic sand at home

Easy DIY craft project

Kinetic sand is a fun sensory activity for children aged 2+. Younger children will love squishing the sand, while older children can use it to build and create. Watch this video tutorial to find out how to mix your own using sand, cornflour and washing up liquid.


1. Put the sand in a bowl and add the cornflour. Mix well. 

2. Add the washing up liquid and a splash of water. Stir to create a paste (add a little more water if needed).

3. Add a few drops of food colouring. Keep adding and mixing until the sand changes colour. 

4. Leave the mixture to dry. If it’s too wet, add a bit more cornflour. 

Have fun playing!