There’s nothing better than this quick and easy sand foam sensory sand! My favorite sensory activities are ones I can create with what I already have in the house. This super simple sand recipe uses just two ingredients, shaving cream and sand!  It’s a fun sensory recipe from our Sensory Recipes collection.

SAND FOAM SENSORY PLAY FOR KIDS!

SENSORY SAND

I always keep a can of cheap foaming shaving cream in my activity closet for quick messy sensory play! Regular old sandbox sand is perfect or like us, if you brought back sand from the beach, use it! 

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sand foam sensory play set up and beginning to mix activity

SAND FOAM RECIPE

Sand takes on a whole new form when mixed with shaving cream. The texture is very cool! Light and airy like whipped cream! No tasting!

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SAND FOAM INGREDIENTS

  • sand
  • shaving cream
  • bucket
  • shovel or mixing spoon

HOW TO MAKE SAND FOAM

  1. Fill a bucket, bowl or bin with sand.

2. Add a generous amount of shaving cream to the sand.

3. Mix together until light and fluffy and whipped like foam.

You can adjust the amount of shaving cream needed by the consistency you like and how much sand you use! Want to change it? Simply add more sand or shaving cream, and mix again.

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For us, this cool sensory sand is best enjoyed with trucks! A small bowl of sand foam makes for very generous piles to move with front loaders.

If your child dislikes getting hands messy (as does mine) provide him with spoons, trucks and other tools to help minimize the mess and increase enjoyment for everyone. I did get my hands messy to help make big piles or smooth out roads and that is when the pictures ended!

sand foam sensory play making piles and pushing them around with front loader

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ENJOY SENSORY PLAY WITH EASY SAND FOAM!

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13 Comments

  1. Did this stick to your child’s hands? We tried this (but we used orange craft sand) and it was so sticky! It was fun, but the kids just wanted to keep washing their hands. Just wondering if this happened to you!

  2. Oh definitely it coats the hands! Not a slime. Keep water handy or provide lots of scoops!

  3. Hi. I love your sensory play ideas. Just wondering if I could transform my sand foam into flubber/slime/dough at the end of the play session? thank you so much.

  4. We washed it away with a hose outside or washed it in the sink. If you need to put some in the trash first that might be best depending on your situation.

  5. We are not allowed to use shaving cream. Do you have any suggestions for a replacement of shaving cream? Thanks

  6. Can you use food? Whipped cream/cool whip has a similar consistency. You might not be able to get the same exact material but it might be fun.

  7. This is such a brilliant idea, will definitely try it with my youngest!. He is truck crazy! =D.

    Thank you for sharing theses lovely ideas.

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