Platinum Choice Award Winner
Overall 10
Play Value 10
Cost Value 8
Design 10
Quality 10
Parent Appeal 9
Safety 10

Kinetic Sand

In Stores
Age:3+
MSRP:$14.99 ca
$14.99 us

Endlessly fascinating, and a truly unique tactile experience. This sand-like substance is mesmerizing to watch, and incredibly relaxing handle. Our testers never tired of just balancing it on a hand and letting it fall through their fingers. Quite different than the feel of regular sand falling grain by grain, this stuff looks and feels like it's melting through your fingers in an almost slow motion flow. 

Made using 98% sand and 2% Polydimethyl Siloxane (a polymer similar to Silly Putty), Kinetic Sand is slightly gritty to touch, and as several testers have described, it resembles brown sugar – except that it is not at all sticky. In fact, your hands feel quite soft after playing with it. Unlike regular sand, there's no dust, and it doesn't need to be dampened to mold it. Despite it's crumbly appearance, pressed together it molds into solid forms that show incredible detailing, more so that most play dough. 

Our play testers enjoyed this throughout the two months they had to play with it, and most plan to purchase some for themselves so they can keep playing with it. The sand is sold just as it is – no toys packaged with it. So get out the popsicle sticks and cookie cutters and some small toys, then make some fun. A truly amazing play experience.