Here are a couple of recipes that I found on a preschool site...
I haven't tried them yet, so can't tell you which works or works best...
The first one I wondered if Ross Art Paste might be substituted for
the homemade wheat paste...
Permanent Sand Castle added 4-7-02 Original Author Unknown
Need: sand, water, paper plate, flour, sugar, stove, pot, spoon
Directions: Combine 6 cups of sand w/ 1 cup of wheat paste (recipe below).
Add water until the mixture feels slightly sticky and packs firmly into
shapes. Put the shape onto a paper plate and allow to dry over-night.
Wheat paste recipe
Combine 1/3 cup of flour and 2 tbsp. sugar in a saucepan. Slowly pour 1 cup
of water and mix well. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until
thickened. Makes 1 cup as needed above
Sand Castles added 3-31-99 Original Author Unknown
Need: Sand Dough, 1 cup cornstarch, 2 cups fine sand, 1 1/2 cups cold water
Directions: Mix in an old pan. Stir 5 - 10 minutes over medium heat until
thick. Cool, then store in a plastic bag or container until ready to use.
This should yield enough for 4 -6 children. Make Sand Castles the children
can take home with Sand
Dough. Give each child a small amount of the sand dough on a paper plate and
an assortment of small shells, stones, beads, straws, anything to decorate
their castle. These will dry hard is left to set for a few days.
----- Original Message -----
From: Hillmer, Jan
To: ArtsEdNet Talk
Sent: Wednesday, May 28, 2003 8:14 AM
Subject: - Castles out of sand?
Still in school, but thinking about VBS..... does anybody know how to create sand castles (like you do at the beach) but then make or keep them permanently? What about mixing elmer's glue in with the water (but what a mess on their hands)? Ideas? A Google search lead me to stuff like plaques or using a sandcastle mold, but the building aspect would seem to be the most fun part for kids. The 'look' of sand castles can be so cool.