Sand Play Dough Recipe

August 4, 2017. Tagged , , , , , ,

As we had just bought some fresh play sand I thought we should try out a sand play dough recipe! This was the first time I had tried this recipe and found it was quite sticky to begin with, so I added a little more flour which helped.

This is a no cook recipe but you’ll still need to add very hot water, so be careful if you are making near children.


  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1 cup of play sand
  • 1/4 cup of salt
  • 3/4 hot water
  • 1 tbsp of oil
  • 1 tbsp of creme of tartar
  • 1 tbsp of glycerine


  • Mix the dry ingredients together
  • Gradually add the hot water and mix
  • Once it has cooled then knead

That’s it, it’s ready to play! To start with, I used this with a range of shells for a seaside themed invitation to play; glass beads and shells. It could also work well with a construction small world or tuff spot set up. I would also double the quantity next time to have more to play with.

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