Thursday, June 19, 2014

Homemade Sand Play

We're gonna have some fun playing with sand & water today.

The boys have been spending so much time together lately. They took turn to fall sick one after another, because being the only caretaker, I have failed to separate or quarantine them, they just love to stick together & keep each other company.

Their aunt, gave them a sand play table as birthday present just last month, now seem to be the perfect time to play with it, problem is, we don't have the sand.

My friend - Eva, has previously shared a simple recipe of making your own sand, hence I took the recipe from her & made a batch for the boys.

I also came across another homemade sand recipe on Facebook (source unknown), & it's edible, both were excellent recipes because they're so easy to make, & relatively inexpensive too.

Method (i)

2 simple ingredients to make your homemade sand.

Combine both the flour & baby oil, mix well! Ratio of 4 : 1

You only need 2 ingredients - flour & baby oil, with a ratio of 4 : 1, mix them well, & there you have the homemade sand ready to play. 

The texture of the sand is quite soft to touch, & they smell excellent! Probably because of the baby oil. The scent is beautiful.

Tips : if your kids aren't very much into shaping/ moulding, like my kids who prefer to mess it around with water, you can skip the baby oil & just go ahead to give them the flour. It's a disaster to clean. Trust me!

Recipe's source : shared by Eva Liew

Method (ii)
Only 1 ingredient needed - digestive biscuits

Look at the texture, don't they look just like real sand?

This is an edible homemade sand recipe, if you have younger babies who might put just about everything into their mouths, this would be a perfect recipe for you.

Only 1 ingredient needed, that is, digestive biscuits. Use a blender/ food processor to blend the digestive biscuits & tadda, there you'll have the edible homemade sand. 

Recipe's source : unknown

The boys were so excited & couldn't wait to start playing.

The boys were so excited about getting to play. 

From the moment I took out the table, to setting it up, to preparing the homemade sand, they've already started playing with the accessories. So once the homemade sand is ready, they couldn't wait a second longer for me to at least take a picture of it, & they have already gotten their hands on it.

Playing is also part of learning.

The boys were very busy scooping the sand, transferring them from 1 cup to another, mixed them with water, they walked around the table from 1 side to another, they usually fight over all sorta stuffs, but surprisingly, they didn't fight this time around, they played on a very peaceful mode.

No fighting scenes this time around.
 
They have so much fun playing & they have enjoyed so much, but the main attraction wasn't the sand, it was the water. Both were so excitedly playing with the water. I guess all kids love playing with water.

The floor was getting slippery with the water & sand mixture.

I cannot begin to tell you what a mess they have caused. The sand (flour) mixture were all over, it made the floor so slipper (due to the baby oil), I almost fell on my butt for 3 times! Oh, & the boys' clothes (I had to wash the clothes 3 times to get the dirt off), their faces, hair & bodies, their slippers, the sand table & all the accessories, OMG! It was a disaster. I was so glad I chose to let them play outdoor.

The boys have so much fun playing. This has kept them occupied for an hour.

I forgot to take a picture of the before & after scene, I spent about an hour to clean the floor afterwards, it was so slippery & dirty & really need tough hands to wash them off, oh my oh my! What a good exercise for mummy to have strong arms.

Look at the mess!

The boys spent an hour playing with it & very reluctant to stop even when I told them to. Oh boi! Those cleaning works really worn me out. The good thing was, the homemade sand was cheap to make, I think I would cry a river if the sands were to be the expensive kinetic sands.

What a beautiful & joyful afternoon. I have 2 happy & contented kids that soon fell into their dreamlands. And I, continued to clean up the mess they have created.







 

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Thursday, June 19, 2014

Homemade Sand Play

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We're gonna have some fun playing with sand & water today.

The boys have been spending so much time together lately. They took turn to fall sick one after another, because being the only caretaker, I have failed to separate or quarantine them, they just love to stick together & keep each other company.

Their aunt, gave them a sand play table as birthday present just last month, now seem to be the perfect time to play with it, problem is, we don't have the sand.

My friend - Eva, has previously shared a simple recipe of making your own sand, hence I took the recipe from her & made a batch for the boys.

I also came across another homemade sand recipe on Facebook (source unknown), & it's edible, both were excellent recipes because they're so easy to make, & relatively inexpensive too.

Method (i)

2 simple ingredients to make your homemade sand.

Combine both the flour & baby oil, mix well! Ratio of 4 : 1

You only need 2 ingredients - flour & baby oil, with a ratio of 4 : 1, mix them well, & there you have the homemade sand ready to play. 

The texture of the sand is quite soft to touch, & they smell excellent! Probably because of the baby oil. The scent is beautiful.

Tips : if your kids aren't very much into shaping/ moulding, like my kids who prefer to mess it around with water, you can skip the baby oil & just go ahead to give them the flour. It's a disaster to clean. Trust me!

Recipe's source : shared by Eva Liew

Method (ii)
Only 1 ingredient needed - digestive biscuits

Look at the texture, don't they look just like real sand?

This is an edible homemade sand recipe, if you have younger babies who might put just about everything into their mouths, this would be a perfect recipe for you.

Only 1 ingredient needed, that is, digestive biscuits. Use a blender/ food processor to blend the digestive biscuits & tadda, there you'll have the edible homemade sand. 

Recipe's source : unknown

The boys were so excited & couldn't wait to start playing.

The boys were so excited about getting to play. 

From the moment I took out the table, to setting it up, to preparing the homemade sand, they've already started playing with the accessories. So once the homemade sand is ready, they couldn't wait a second longer for me to at least take a picture of it, & they have already gotten their hands on it.

Playing is also part of learning.

The boys were very busy scooping the sand, transferring them from 1 cup to another, mixed them with water, they walked around the table from 1 side to another, they usually fight over all sorta stuffs, but surprisingly, they didn't fight this time around, they played on a very peaceful mode.

No fighting scenes this time around.
 
They have so much fun playing & they have enjoyed so much, but the main attraction wasn't the sand, it was the water. Both were so excitedly playing with the water. I guess all kids love playing with water.

The floor was getting slippery with the water & sand mixture.

I cannot begin to tell you what a mess they have caused. The sand (flour) mixture were all over, it made the floor so slipper (due to the baby oil), I almost fell on my butt for 3 times! Oh, & the boys' clothes (I had to wash the clothes 3 times to get the dirt off), their faces, hair & bodies, their slippers, the sand table & all the accessories, OMG! It was a disaster. I was so glad I chose to let them play outdoor.

The boys have so much fun playing. This has kept them occupied for an hour.

I forgot to take a picture of the before & after scene, I spent about an hour to clean the floor afterwards, it was so slippery & dirty & really need tough hands to wash them off, oh my oh my! What a good exercise for mummy to have strong arms.

Look at the mess!

The boys spent an hour playing with it & very reluctant to stop even when I told them to. Oh boi! Those cleaning works really worn me out. The good thing was, the homemade sand was cheap to make, I think I would cry a river if the sands were to be the expensive kinetic sands.

What a beautiful & joyful afternoon. I have 2 happy & contented kids that soon fell into their dreamlands. And I, continued to clean up the mess they have created.







 

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