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Making Magic

Do It Yourself
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Awaken your children to the sensations of nature. 

Magic sand has the power to preserve its shape when moulded. Here is a recipe that you can easily make at home that will let your children’s creative juices flow.

Over to you!

WHAT YOU’LL NEED: 

  • Small freezer bags or storage bags
  • Flour
  • Olive oil
  • Natural powdered colouring, e.g. green: spinach powder, red: beet powder, yellow: turmeric powder. You can also use food colouring used for baking.

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1. Prepare the mixture

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Time to get your aprons on!

Pour 7 cups of flour and 1 cup of oil into a large bowl or mixing bowl.

Mix with a fork or wooden spoon. The mixture will become grainy.

2. Colour the mixture

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Divide the mixture into the number of colours you have available and pour it into as many bags.

In each bag, add a little of your chosen colouring, seal the bag and get your child to knead the mixture to mix in the colour.

Repeat for each colour.

3. Time to play

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Pour the sand into a tray or onto an empty work surface: you can also get out your beach toys. With this magic sand, you can make sandcastles and other fun shapes in your home. You could make a marble run or a course for toy cars.

And there you have it... no need to go out to have a good time!

A tip for storage:

Put the magic sand back in the sealed bags and keep it for several weeks !

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