Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Prime Time with Kids

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Prime Time with Kids

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WHEN YOU make this concoction with your family, your kids will be the first on the block to say, "We cook with sand!" This zany recipe for making play clay out of sand will provide unforgettable summertime fun.

In an old cooking pot you use for crafts, mix:

1 cup of clean sand (available at hardware stores or lumber yards)

1/2 cup cornstarch

1 1/2 teaspoons powdered alum (available at grocery stores in the spice section)

1/2 cup water

Let your child stir the mixture with hands or a wooden spoon.

An adult should place the mixture on the stove on low heat, stirring constantly with the spoon. As the mixture becomes warm, it begins to liquefy. In 2 to 3 minutes watch for it to thicken. Continue to stir until it becomes the consistency of play clay. Remove from heat. Let cool.

Enjoy playing with the clay as you would any regular play clay. …

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