The boys got some crazy sand for Christmas, but I tucked it away thinking that it would make a great activity during the summer if it rained or if they were needing something to do. Well, I almost tucked it away too well and forgot about it. Here we are - the last week before school starts - and I just remembered the sand. It IS supposed to rain today, although it hasn't yet, so I guess my original purpose held true.
This sand feels very much like real sand, but it sticks together well just by itself without water. It's great for molding and building and the set came with a tray and some tools. We had two sets, thank goodness. No sharing necessary.
They brought down some of their cars and Lego mini figures to play in the sand.
Ethan kept all of his colors of sand separate, while Logan mixed all of his - naturally.
They both had a great time and played for a long while out there. It was really pleasant weather today - not hot at all, which is crazy. And they were far more creative in their play than I had expected.
Logan had a bit of trouble with this sand mold, but he finally figured out how to pack it tightly enough that it would retain it's shape.
The greatest thing about all of it was the clean-up. I poured the sand from the trays together into a gallon sized baggie, had the boys collect all of the toys, and then just folded up the black table cloth and threw it away. As for the sand on the boys, it brushed right off. Perfect.