Big Brother is very sensory sensitive and sometimes has a hard time with new textures, so this coarse version of playdough was great for him! It is super easy and takes less than 10 minutes to make. We just used a small bag of fine sand that I found at the craft store.

Here’s what you’ll need:  2 cups fine sand, 1 cup Corn starch, and 1 1/2 cups cold water.

1. Mix the three ingredients over medium-low heat for 5-10 minutes. You might want to use an older pan. I was able to get the mixture off after letting it soak for a while, but I would hate for you to ruin a pan if it burned.

2. Once the dough has thickened and all the moisture has been absorbed, it is ready!

3. Let your child(ren) go to town making new creations. We played with our SandDough outside first beccause I wasn’t sure how messy it would be, but was pleasantly surprised.

4. Store it in an airtight container/bag and get it out another day. :)


  1. We use flour and salt in proportion 1:1 plus some water (for a nice semi-firm dough) to make a child-safe dough. You don't need to boil it, just mix and start playing. When we're done, I put the shapes in the oven to dry-out evenly (at low temp) and not to bake. This would take some time depending on the thickness of the shapes. When the figures are solid, we paint them with water colors.

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