For those of you curious about this stuff, Jude received it for his birthday and…WOW! I’ve got to say I’ll be buying some Kinetic Sand for some of the kiddos on my Christmas List!! This stuff is like sand meets cotton candy meets the Non-Newtonian elements of cornstarch and water. I mean, this is like a geeky mom’s walk in heaven right here.
The best part of Kinetic Sand is that it’s virtually mess free (unless your kid scatters it across the kitchen) and it doesn’t stick to their hands. There’s quite a selection of BRIGHT colors, but there’s also brown. Jude received a kit that included a “sand box” and a few molds — I’d suggest this just to contain it, or even a large Tupperware container would work so you could just put a lid on it and put it away at the end of play. This is seriously the closest you’ll get to going to the beach without the mess, which made this mommy very happy!!
Jude really loves this stuff because he can mold something really easily, unlike when we go to the beach. He doesn’t quite have the dexterity to get the beach sand cleanly out of the molds which seems to frustrate him sometimes, but this isn’t the case with Kinetic sand. Not only can he get the sand out easily, he can actually touch the molded sand without it falling apart. This is a great toy!
Thanks for reading,
P.S. No, I’m not being paid for this endorsement, I just think this is an awesome toy and activity for little ones! And big ones! I’ve played with this about as much as Jude has today. Haha.