Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Magic Sand Castles

I thought it might be fun to make sand castles this summer for our water theme. You can make sand castles that will last forever if you use my recipe!

Forever Sand Castle Sand

2 cups of sand from the beach or garden center
1 cup of water
1 cup cornstarch

Mix the ingredients over low heat until it thickens. When the mixture cools it can be molded into shapes---think monsters, sea creatures, just imagine. Allow your creations to dry and voila...........forever and ever sand scupture.

Now......if I could just be on a beach in a place with sunshine...........ahhhhhh.


  1. Do you have a stove adjacent to your storyroom? Or does it cool slowly? I'm trying to figure out how we could do this...there's a stove in our community room, but it's on the other side of the library and we wouldn't want kids in there b/c it's a commercial kitchen - not safe! How do you work this?

  2. We do have a kitchen near the storytime room. I think if you keep it moist by keeping it covered, like play doh, it will work. You work with it when it is cool.