Sandy Goodness! Creative Uses for Your ROXBOX Sand

Discovering treasures in your ROXBOX is just the beginning. With the sand from your mining bucket, the adventure continues with these fun, educational, and sustainable activities.

1. Homemade Sand-Dough Creation

First up, let's make some sand-dough! This malleable mixture is perfect for crafting and sculpting. You'll need:

  • 2 cups of fine sand
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/2 cup of salt
  • 1 tablespoon of cream of tartar (for elasticity)
  • 1 tablespoon of oil (vegetable or coconut for smoothness)
  • 1 cup of boiling water

Mix the dry ingredients, add the oil, and then slowly incorporate the boiling water until the mixture becomes dough-like. Once it's cooled down your kids can get creative with sculpture!.

2. Colourful Sand Art

Colouring your sand is easy and fun. 

  • Place sand into a sealable bag or container.
  • Add a few drops of food colouring.
  • Shake well until the sand is evenly coloured.
  • Spread the sand out to dry before use.

With coloured sand, you can create beautiful layers in jars or bottles, make sand paintings with child-safe glue, or even use it for more sand-dough creations.

3. DIY Dig Kits

Create your own dig kits by mixing:

  • 1 part sand
  • 1 part plaster of Paris
  • 1 part water

Add toys or crystals from your ROXBOX, pour the mixture into a mould, and let it set. Once dry, your kids can enjoy a second treasure hunt digging out their buried items.

4. Sensory Bins and Educational Games

Fill a container with sand to create a sensory bin. Bury small toys or treats for a mini treasure hunt, use it for spelling games, or practice math/spelling with shaped silicon moulds. While it may sound messy, sand can be contained with trays or tablecloths and is easy to clean up, offering endless learning through play.

Learning Through Play

Each of these activities not only provides fun but also engages your child's senses, develops fine motor skills, encourages problem-solving, and sparks creativity. By repurposing the sand from your ROXBOX, you're not just extending playtime; you're creating opportunities for growth, learning, and, most importantly, making memories.

Keep exploring, keep learning, and let the adventures with ROXBOX continue long after the last crystal is found.