Craft: Dinosaur Dig Magic Sand Recipe

I am a Step2 Ambassador and am partnering with The Step2 Company for the following review of the Dino Dig Sand & Water Table. I received a product in exchange for my review and honest opinion. This post contains affiliate links.

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We’re on day 1 of summer and I’ve already heard the dreaded “B” word. I’M BORED. I’m a firm believer in allowing children to bored and find that some of their most creative ideas come out of boredom. However, I occasionally like to provide a few open ended play ideas to harness their imagination. Sensory play is a great way to do just that, so today we played with a 2 ingredient magic sand or moon sand in our Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table. My children played (mostly nicely) for over an hour and continued to go back to it throughout the day. 

When I was visiting Step2 headquarters as a blog ambassador, the toy designers asked us to throw out ideas for toys. My son was obsessed with dinosaurs at the time and I told them that we often used their water tables as a dinosaur sensory bin. One of the designers showed me us first mockup of a dinosaur table, that would soon become the Dino Dig Sand & Water Table. I was so excited to see this product hit shelves and even more excited for my kids to play with it. They absolutely love it! 

SUPPLIES
2 cups baby oil
16 cups flour

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1: Add 2 cups of baby oil to 16 cups of flour and mix. You can mix with a spoon, whisk or I prefer a pastry blender. You can cut this recipe in half, add essential oils or even food coloring to the mix. 

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Step 2: Transfer the magic sand to the Step2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table. I kept the volcano cover on during our sand play, but you can make another batch of magic sand for that side. The volcano top comes off and there is another basin underneath, which is perfect for multiple children. The table comes with 4 plastic dinosaurs, a two sided rake/shovel and cup for scooping. 

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Step 3: Let them play (supervising little ones, so nothing ends up in the mouth)! If you are playing inside, I recommend doing so over tile or an area that can be easily swept/vacuumed, as sand might fall out of the table during play. If you are worried about the mess, set up the table outside and let them go to town! Hours of sensory play fun!

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We just love our Step 2 Dino Dig Sand & Water Table!

What’s your favorite summer boredom buster?

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I'm Vanessa and it's my mission in life to spread my love of hot glue guns and glitter to others. I suffer from craft ADHD, regularly working on at least 10 projects at the same time and my craft room looks like a tornado hit it. My first craft book, Party in a Jar, was published in 2014. I look forward to crafting with you!

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