Indoor Sand Castle

This idea was also from Family Fun magazine. Their castle looked much better than ours but this was lots of fun!


1 cup sand

1/2 cup cornstarch

1 teaspoon alum (spice section of grocery store)

3/4 cup water

Mix sand, cornstarch and alum in a saucepan with a wooden spoon.

Add water and stir until mixture is smooth.

Cook over medium-low heat until clay starts to thicken about a minute or two. Scrape continually from the sides and bottom of pan.

Remove when clay has thickened to a play dough consistency about 3 minutes.

This was a little more in depth than some crafts but worth it. We threw ours away but evidently it will harden after about a week and you can have a piece of your vacation at home!

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