We had a blast at play group this past Friday with Slimy Sand Dough inspired by Growing a Jeweled Rose’s Quicksand Dough. If you don’t know this amazing blog already, check it out. Crystal has amazing ideas and so many of them are from everyday items you have around the house. Quicksand Dough is made from corn starch, tempera paint, sand and water. I thought it sounded great but didn’t want the little ones to put tempera paint in their mouths, so I switched the paint to food coloring. Crystal doesn’t use much water in her recipe so the dough, is, well, doughy. I added a lot of water to ours so it would be fun to drizzle on the pumpkins. It turned into the best, totally strange, slimy goodness. Even the moms couldn’t keep their hands out of it. When you pick it up and move it, it’s a solid, but as soon as you keep your hand still it turns into a liquid. It’s totally bazaar and totally fun. The sand gave it a great texture that added to the sensory fun. The more water you add, the slimier the quicksand becomes. It was a super fun activity for everyone. If you like this idea you’ll love this ebook I contributed to for all kinds of play activities for babies and toddlers. You can read about it here and download it here. It has over 25 awesome play activities for young children from the best kid bloggers around. Check it out!