Did you ever play with Aqua Sand when you were younger? I never did. I feel that my mum would have hated having it in the house; she’s not a fan of sand. Aqua sand is very different though, its sand that you can play with in water, without it getting wet! It is also very easy to make at home.

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To make your own Aqua Sand you will need:

  • Coloured sand
  • Scotchgard
  • Tray

Make sure you do this first part in a well-ventilated room.

Scotchgard is one of those random products that you may have in the back of your cupboard from when you’ve bought a pair of suede shoes and need to weather protect them.

aqua sand

Tip your coloured sand (one colour at a time) onto a tray and spray with the Scotchgard. Give the tray a shake and spray again. Leave it too try.

We did about 5 different colours in total.

When you play with it, you will need a plastic tub filled with water. The sand is mouldable under the water, but when you take it out it returns to normal sand. It is really very cool.

We made it because YC wanted to make her own aquarium (obviously not with real fish), but the coloured sand turned the water odd colours. So I suggested making this aqua sand instead.

If you enjoyed making this aqua sand be sure to check out my downloadable world snap game, sand mandalas, and counter top shuffleboard.

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How to make your own Aqua Sand

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Nanny Anita
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Nanny Anita is our resident Super Nanny. Having trained at the famous Norland College, in Bath, she has over 12 years experience, working all over the world with children from 2 months to 17 years old. Nanny Anita is an expert when it comes to keeping the little ones entertained and writes a column with Leonora called 'Get Crafty' for Little London magazine. Nanny Anita has been on hand to answer our reader questions, and she provides weekly arts, crafts and activities for families to do with their children at home. She really is a modern day Mary Poppins!

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