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Old 07-27-2009, 08:33 PM   #1
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I quadruple this recipe when making it. A friend sent this to me. I was specifically looking for a sand sculpture recipe for children to be able to make permanent sand sculptures. The children I've worked with made frogs and salamanders as part of a hands on component to the lesson plan.

Permanent sand sculptures recipe. Hope you can use it because I forgot who asked me for it! (It was me who had asked her for the recipe so she sent it to the right person)

Sand Sculptures to keep

Put 3 cups play sand (available at hardware and toy stores) in an old cooking pot. Add 1-1/2 cups cornstarch to the sand and mix well. Add 1-1/2 cups water to the mixture. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly, until it thickens (about 2 minutes); then take it off the stove to cool. Once the mixture is cool, spoon it onto some newspaper. Let kids make whatever they want; just let it dry and they can keep it forever!

I have no idea how much this makes. You can let me know if/when you try it. (I can tell you her recipe doesn't make enough. It has to be quadrupled when working with a small group of 12 children).
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Old 07-27-2009, 09:54 PM   #2
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That sounds like a fun kids project.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:05 AM   #3
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I copied it for later use. Thanks
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