How To Make Sand Dough for Beach Fun


How To Make Sand Dough for

Beach Fun With Summer Music

Welcome to our post all about exploring music inspired sensory sand dough for lots of beach fun!  We are enjoying combining sensory play doughs with music and you can read more about why we are using different types of music on the link below.

read more on our introductory page here

Beach Dough

Our Dough Recipe

Please note that this is NOT an edible dough so should NOT be used unsupervised

or with children who like to taste/eat dough!

2 cups of cornflour (starch)

5 cups of play sand

1 cup of water

Mix the play sand with the cornstarch and then add the water.  Mix together until the sand becomes mould-able and can hold a shape as well as being crumbly like beach sand too.

Setting the Scene for

Sand Dough Play

We placed the dough into a large container and added miniature things that you would normally take to the beach such as moulds, buckets and spades.

Beach Dough Witty Hoots

Music and Dough Play – My Observations

The music we used not only reminded us of summer days but also sounded like we were either at the beach or in the sea at times.  Our daughter sat outside in the sunshine whilst she played and she said it was just like being on holiday!  She happily played with the sand dough, building castles and knocking them back down!  She attempted to create some simple sand sculptures with the sand dough and was able to tell me what she was doing too.  She commented on how happy she was and that she loved playing with the sand and listening to the music too.

Music Chosen

The music we chose for our Beach Fun Sand Dough were classical music inspired pieces:

You can visit our YouTube channel and listen to the pieces we chose for this sensory dough activity.


We have thoroughly enjoyed taking part in the 12 Months of Sensory Dough and we look forward to next month when we will be writing about our Music Inspired Traditional Dough.  If you are a fan of Pinterest then please pop along to the group’s Sensory Dough Board for more inspiration on how to introduce sensory play doughs to your children.  Here are this month’s co-hosts and links through to their posts: (this is a global series so if their link is not there yet then try again soon!)

How To Make Dough for Beach Fun | Witty Hoots

Rock Pool Sand Dough | Peakle Pie

Sand Foam Dough | Squiggles and Bubbles

3 Ingredient Kinetic Sand Dough | Sugar Aunts

Dinosaur Fossils with Sand Dough | Preschool Powol Packets

Foaming Beach Sand Dough | on Frogs and Snails and Puppy Dog Tail

Mermaid Play Dough Kit | Study at Home Mama

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