Not like the $19.99 version, but still better for the price. But look I can for it into balls and it holds its shape! I don’t ever remember being able to do that with plan sand. Anybody else ever tried this or have any recommendations?
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
one online. In fact, I saw this same recipe repeated on a couple of different sites, so I thought I would get it a try. I bought a 50 lbs. bag at the local hardware store, bought seven 16 oz boxes of corn starch for $1.18 at Wal-Mart (the recipe said for 50 lbs of sand you would need 24 boxes but the store didn’t have that many), and a 34 quart tub. I decided to start with one batch first and then to multiply the recipe up to the seven boxes of starch. Well, it didn’t work. Instead of coming out moon sand I got sandy yak, like the corn starch slime that you make in science class. I looked it up (because although I remember making it I didn’t remember the science) and apparently corn starch and water really don’t mix. They are in suspension together acting like a solid and a liquid at the same time. So if you press on it, the starch feels solid.
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