1 Cup Water, 1 Tablespoon Vegetable Oil, 1/2 Cup Salt, 1 Tablespoon cream of tartar, (this keeps it fresh for up to 6 months) Food Coloring, Saucepan, 1 Cup Flour.

Combine water, oil, salt, cream of tartar and food coloring in a saucepan and heat until warm.

Remove from heat and add flour.

Stir, then knead until smooth.

Store in plastic container or bag.

Foam Sand

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Expanding ‘Marble’ Balloon


Container of water beads, there are buckets of 20,000 at Amazon, see link below

Bag of water balloons

Add enough water beads to fill the bottom of the water balloon (water beads expand with water so you don’t want the balloon more than half full, maybe not even, depending on the size of the dry beads.)

Add water on top of water beads inside the balloon. Balloon will expand, water beads will roll around inside providing a wonderful sensory experience. (Can take up to 2 hours + for full expansion.)

Purchase water beads

Water beads themselves are a wonderful sensory tool. They’re not expensive and provide hours of fun - whether in a bowl, bin or even a water table, lots of entertainment can be had. Perfect for summer, but also indoor friendly to be carried through all the seasons!