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- It’s a hydrophobic polymer! Yes, sand that never gets wet!
- Build underwater sandcastles
- Explore the differences between Magic Sand and ordinary sand
Magic Sand may look like ordinary sand at first, but once it gets wet, you’ll realize there’s more to this science toy than meets the eye. Steve Spangler’s Magic Sand begins as normal-looking sand before being dyed and coated with a substance that repels water. This coating will keep the sand dry, even after being dumped into a tank full of water. Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself.
Kids will have a blast building castles and other structures under the water. Their minds will be blown when they pour out the water and realize that the magic sand is still dry.
Our Magic Sand toy makes a great gift or educational toy for children to play with at home, but it’s also a fun science experiment for the classroom! For a dash of color and excitement, we offer our hydrophobic sand in three different colors: red, yellow, and blue!
How Does the Magic Sand Never Get Wet?
Magic Sand begins as normal, free-flowing sand before it is dyed and coated with a hydrophobic polymer that keeps it dry. Ordinary sand cannot form a structure that holds its shape independently. The hydrophobic sand’s water-repellent properties allow it to retain its shape when Magic Sand is poured into water.
What Does It Teach?
Not only is Magic Sand fun to play with, but it makes for a great science lesson. If you’re looking for an interesting way to capture students’ attention, you can use hydrophobic sand to teach them about the properties of water molecules and how hydrophobic materials work.
Try These Magic Sand Activities
If you’re looking for some activities to help you and your students explore the secrets of Magic Sand, the included guide includes step-by-step instructions for five activities. Activities include Magic Sand, Magic Sand in Oil, Regular Sand Versus Magic Sand, Not-So-Magic Sand, and Do Try This at Home.
Endless Magic Sand Experiments
Magic Sand can also help younger students improve their fine motor skills. They can use small digging instruments to find items buried in the sand or practice writing letters on the surface. They can even stamp designs into the sand and then make them disappear.
Discover the differences between Steve Spangler’s Magic Sand and ordinary sand for a more engaging science experiment or lesson.
Magic Sand – What’s Included?
- Each purchase of Magic Sand comes with one package: 8 ounces (227 grams).
- Magic Sand is available in red, yellow, and blue.
Play With Magic Sand Again and Again
Steve Spangler’s Magic Sand is a hydrophobic polymer, which is why Magic Sand never gets wet and why it can be used to build stable underwater sandcastles. Our Magic Sand toy is reusable, too, so you can keep the fun going. When you’re finished, simply pour the water out and let the sand dry. Our Magic Sand toy is a great, engaging science toy to break out on rainy days or when the weather gets cold.
Because our Magic Sand toy is reusable, it makes a stocking stuffer or gift idea for birthdays, holidays, or other celebrations. Introduce your child to our hydrophobic sand, and watch them discover new ways to get creative with Magic Sand!
Frequently Asked Questions
How does Magic Sand work?
It starts out as normal sand but is then dyed and covered with a water-repelling polymer that keeps it dry. No matter how much water you dump on it, Magic Sand won’t get wet.
What colors does Magic Sand come in?
Magic Sand comes in red, yellow, and blue. If you call and talk to a customer service representative about getting a specific color, we will try our best to satisfy your request, but we can’t guarantee what colors we have available.
Does Magic Sand stain?
Despite being dyed, Magic Sand does not stain. Do not worry about it leaving dye on surfaces.
How long does Magic Sand last?
The protective coating usually stays on for a long time, but the more you play with it, the faster the hydrophobic sand wears down. Also, soap will make the coating wear away faster.