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Sand Dough

free recipe for sand dough to make a sandcastleEver wanted to make a sand castle that would last forever?  Here's a sand dough recipe that will let you do just that!  Or use the dough to make stepping stones.

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Sand Dough Recipes

Recipe 1

  • 1 part white glue
  • 2 parts flour
  • 2 parts sand
  • 2 parts water

Mix together to create a dough.  You may need to add water or flour depending on the consistency.

Recipe 2

Add sand to quick set cement and follow the instructions for mixing the cement.  Use this recipe when you have a mold or have created a pattern in the sand.  

Stepping Stones

Materials (cartoon cake pans, sand dough, paint, cooking spray, paint)

  • spray a cartoon cake pan with cooking spray (Vaseline works too).
  • fill it with sand dough.
  • Let dry for 3 days.
  • The kids can paint the stepping stones when they come out of the pan.

You can Varathane them for weatherproofing purposes, as well.

This kids craft idea was sent in by a visitor to Creative Kids at Home.


Looking for some interesting beach toys or more ideas for sand crafts?  How about a science experiment with sand?



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