My baby loves sand.
But, I’ve never been a big fan of sand myself. While we do have a small sandbox for my kids outside, I wanted to bring sand play inside for rainy days and long days indoors. We made an edible rainbow for him and since that was such a hit, I wanted to come up with a quick and easy edible sand recipe that would be easy to clean up, too.
The best part is that it takes only one ingredient…
My son could not have been happier as I filled up a tray full of edible sand and his favorite trucks. Since he is a very active baby, there are not many times during the day when he stays put. But, this tray of yummy, one-ingredient sand kept him playing happily for a very long time.
What You Need to Make Edible Sand
- Food Processor
Make Edible Sand for Sensory Activities for Babies
- Blend crackers in the food processor
- Smash any chunks of crackers that do not get blended
- Add to a tray with trucks, shovels, buckets, and other sand toys
My preschooler helped make the cracker blend by pushing the button on the food processor. She joined in on the fun too, as we took out her doll house and created an entire city scene. My kids loved this so much that my son cried as I put the sand away before lunch time. We promptly took it out after naps and he played by himself with his truck and edible sand. Be sure to save your crackers even if they get stale, they will make the perfect ingredient for edible sand!
There are lots of ideas for active babies to keep them playing or check out these 34 recipes for edible sensory play from Hands on: as we Grow. Come on over to our Facebook page and tell us your favorite way to play with baby!