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Holds a shape like the perfect beach sand but also flows over itself like lava. A soothing tactile experience.
<p><strong>Toy Description</strong></p> <p>Made of 98% natural sand and 2% polymers, this product is non-toxic, gluten-free, and non-staining. The texture is similar to that of damp beach sand. It flows apart when pressed between the fingers, but holds its shape when compressed or molded.</p> <p>This listing is for 2lb of Natural Brown sand. Other colors such as pink, blue, green, or purple are also available, and are linked in the Parts and Pieces section.</p> <p><strong>Play</strong></p> <p>The sand can be molded into different shapes using cookie cutters or molds. It can be cut into sections, or rolled into balls. Mostly, the fun of this sand comes from watching its flowing motions. Pick up a handful and let it slide over itself, like slow moving, gritty lava.</p> <p><strong>Observations</strong></p> <p>We found few complaints with this sand. Users say it is soothing to work with, and can keep children entertained for an afternoon.</p> <p>Because of the flowing qualities, some users find that carrying a small amount around can act as a distraction when anxiety starts to build. Just being able to run a few fingers through it seems to be enough to help calm down during stressful situations.</p> <p>The sand holds shapes very well, and can be used with cookie cutters and sand castle molds.</p> <p>The sand sticks to itself, so cleaning up shouldn&rsquo;t be a problem. We have noted a few instances of the sand not holding together, and crumbling onto the carpet, where it becomes difficult to vacuum up.</p> <p>This happens when the sand becomes too damp. Water changes the properties of the polymers in the sand, so this toy is only useable when dry. If it becomes sticky, tacky, gooey, or won&rsquo;t hold a shape, it may have gotten too damp. If this happens, spread it out in a thin layer on a baking sheet and set it out in the sun for an hour or so. Once the water has evaporated, the sand will regain its original consistency. For this reason, this toy may not be great for areas that are extremely humid.</p> <p>Since there is no water in this product, it never hardens in the same way that something like PlayDough does. Because of this, it doesn&rsquo;t have to be stored in a closed container. Realistically though, most people don&rsquo;t like the idea of storing sand in an open bowl, so getting a plastic storage container, like something used for storing leftovers, might be a good idea.</p> <p>Staining is not supposed to be an issue with this sand, but we did find a few users who report this sand staining light colored clothing. We can&rsquo;t account for why this happened, as it is only a very small number of users who had this problem, but we recommend not letting children play with this sand wearing clothes that can&rsquo;t get a little dirty.</p> <p><strong>Care</strong></p> <ul> <li>If the sand seems sticky or unable to hold a shape well, it may have gotten too damp. Thinly spread the sand out on a baking sheet, then set in the sun for a few hours to dry out. If setting in the sun is not an option, use a hair dryer to dry the sand.&nbsp;</li> </ul> <p><strong>Parts and Pieces</strong></p> <p>Kinetic Sand comes in different colors, including <a href="http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00NO6L97A/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;camp=1789&amp;creative=390957&amp;creativeASIN=B00NO6L97A&amp;linkCode=as2&amp;tag=toti08-20&amp;linkId=JZM55SVFBFLJZXWL" linktype="3" target="_blank">pink</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kinetic-Sand-Pack-Neon-Blue/dp/B00NO6YR3I/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1457035245&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=kinetic+sand+blue&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=toti08-20&amp;linkId=18b63781b5964953be57b8f38a782983" linktype="3" target="_blank">blue</a>, <a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kinetic-Sand-Pack-Neon-Green/dp/B00NO6WKMS/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1457035315&amp;sr=8-1&amp;keywords=kinetic+sand+green&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=toti08-20&amp;linkId=52223ce6ed5332521009fb4343beee30" linktype="3" target="_blank">green</a>, and&nbsp;<a href="http://www.amazon.com/Kinetic-Sand-Pack-Neon-Purple/dp/B00NO719ME/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&amp;qid=1457035392&amp;sr=8-2&amp;keywords=kinetic+sand+purple&amp;linkCode=ll1&amp;tag=toti08-20&amp;linkId=59ba71108f43e61a2ec21490b5325542" linktype="3" target="_blank">purple</a>.</p> <p><strong>Concerns</strong></p> <p>This product is very dangerous to dogs. It compacts, turning rock-like once digested, making it hard for dogs to pass the sand once it&rsquo;s been eaten. This kind of blockage can be very painful, as well as very expensive to remove. Surgery may be required to remove the blockage.</p> <p>If your dog has consumed some of the sand, contact your veterinarian immediately to determine the best course of action.</p> <p>Dogs seem to find this sand delicious, and may eat more than a pound if given the chance. Keep this product out of their reach, and make sure children know not to feed any to the dog.</p> <p>We have found no reports of children eating the sand, but adult supervision should always be used with children who still put objects into their mouths.</p>
Kinetic Sand 2lb Natural Brown
Date published: 2016-03-03
9.50 / 10 stars

Kinetic Sand 2lb Natural Brown

by Wacky-tivities
current stage2016-03-03

Ever watched a kid get excited about the texture of brown sugar and wished there was some way to enjoy it without getting all sticky? That’s exactly what you get with Kinetic Sand. It flows from your hand, holds together when compressed, but sticks to itself instead of you.

Getting pretty stellar reviews all around, we found that children and adults both enjoy how soothing this tactile toy can be. Coming in a variety of colors and amounts, we found little to dislike about this product.

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Overall9.50
This measure how often, for how long, and how many different ages will play with this toy. A great toy will be loved for years, and is still wanted as the child grows.
Replay
  • 10.00
 
This measures the quality of the materials and production processes used.
Quality
  • 9.00
 
This scores how well a toy encourages critical thinking, pattern recognition, and memory improvement.
Cognitive
  • 0.50
 
Including both gross and fine motor skills, this measure how much this toy engages and challenges physical mobility, body awareness, and coordination.
Motor
  • 7.00
 
This measures how likely a toy is to spark social play between children or how well it teaches socially healthy behavior.
Social
  • 2.00
 

Product Specs

Age 3+
Made in Canada
Recalls No
Batteries None
Materials Sand, Polymers
Choking Hazard Not if used appropriately
Date Reviewed 02/19/2016

Where to Buy

Amazon $59.99
Pros
  • Never dries out
  • Does not stain or leave residue
  • Promotes imaginative play
  • Engages fine motor skills
  • Dust-free
  • Sticks to itself, not hands
Cons
  • Storage container is not included
  • May not be best for super humid conditions
Detailed Review

Toy Description

Made of 98% natural sand and 2% polymers, this product is non-toxic, gluten-free, and non-staining. The texture is similar to that of damp beach sand. It flows apart when pressed between the fingers, but holds its shape when compressed or molded.

This listing is for 2lb of Natural Brown sand. Other colors such as pink, blue, green, or purple are also available, and are linked in the Parts and Pieces section.

Play

The sand can be molded into different shapes using cookie cutters or molds. It can be cut into sections, or rolled into balls. Mostly, the fun of this sand comes from watching its flowing motions. Pick up a handful and let it slide over itself, like slow moving, gritty lava.

Observations

We found few complaints with this sand. Users say it is soothing to work with, and can keep children entertained for an afternoon.

Because of the flowing qualities, some users find that carrying a small amount around can act as a distraction when anxiety starts to build. Just being able to run a few fingers through it seems to be enough to help calm down during stressful situations.

The sand holds shapes very well, and can be used with cookie cutters and sand castle molds.

The sand sticks to itself, so cleaning up shouldn’t be a problem. We have noted a few instances of the sand not holding together, and crumbling onto the carpet, where it becomes difficult to vacuum up.

This happens when the sand becomes too damp. Water changes the properties of the polymers in the sand, so this toy is only useable when dry. If it becomes sticky, tacky, gooey, or won’t hold a shape, it may have gotten too damp. If this happens, spread it out in a thin layer on a baking sheet and set it out in the sun for an hour or so. Once the water has evaporated, the sand will regain its original consistency. For this reason, this toy may not be great for areas that are extremely humid.

Since there is no water in this product, it never hardens in the same way that something like PlayDough does. Because of this, it doesn’t have to be stored in a closed container. Realistically though, most people don’t like the idea of storing sand in an open bowl, so getting a plastic storage container, like something used for storing leftovers, might be a good idea.

Staining is not supposed to be an issue with this sand, but we did find a few users who report this sand staining light colored clothing. We can’t account for why this happened, as it is only a very small number of users who had this problem, but we recommend not letting children play with this sand wearing clothes that can’t get a little dirty.

Care

  • If the sand seems sticky or unable to hold a shape well, it may have gotten too damp. Thinly spread the sand out on a baking sheet, then set in the sun for a few hours to dry out. If setting in the sun is not an option, use a hair dryer to dry the sand. 

Parts and Pieces

Kinetic Sand comes in different colors, including pink, blue, green, and purple.

Concerns

This product is very dangerous to dogs. It compacts, turning rock-like once digested, making it hard for dogs to pass the sand once it’s been eaten. This kind of blockage can be very painful, as well as very expensive to remove. Surgery may be required to remove the blockage.

If your dog has consumed some of the sand, contact your veterinarian immediately to determine the best course of action.

Dogs seem to find this sand delicious, and may eat more than a pound if given the chance. Keep this product out of their reach, and make sure children know not to feed any to the dog.

We have found no reports of children eating the sand, but adult supervision should always be used with children who still put objects into their mouths.

Manufacturer's Description

Kinetic Sand is the squeezable sand where you can FEEL the fun! You’ve never felt anything like it! Pack it, pull it, shape it and love it, Kinetic Sand is so incredible you can’t put it down. It’s kinetic – meaning it sticks to itself and not to you! It oozes, moves and melts right before your eyes. It flows through your fingers like a slow-moving liquid, but leaves them completely dry. Shape anything you want and use it over and over again. Kinetic Sand never dries out and is gluten free. This soft and stretchy sand easily cleans up while delivering non-stop fun! It’s squeezable sand you can’t put down. Feel the difference with Kinetic Sand!

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