How should you store kinetic sand?

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  December 29, 2021

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What a great product to clay, sculpt and build with. Kinetic sand can be found in almost every playroom at home these days.

And with good reason, because kinetic sand has the disadvantages of clay, such as drying out and curing, not at all.

In this article, I'll show you how to easily store it, and why it's so easy.

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How should you store kinetic sand?

Kinetic sand is best kept in a closed container, a plastic Tupperware container with a sturdy lid is best. It doesn't dry out, so a sealed container isn't strictly necessary, but it's handy so it doesn't fly in all directions if accidentally dropped.

Can you leave kinetic sand outside the tank at night?

There is absolutely no reason that you need to keep it in a cool and locked place. If you accidentally leave it in the evening without cleaning it up, it will remain malleable and will not dry out.

I myself left the sand out in the open on my recording table for several months when I made some Youtube videos for my channel, featuring Bruder construction vehicles and a whole bunch of excavator toys.

Also read: this is the best way to completely clean up kinetic sand

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After the shooting was all done I could just pick up the sand from the tarpaulin, put it back in a plastic container and then give it to my son to play with.

He immediately had a whole lot of play sand to play with and it still worked just as well as when I bought it.

you have to alone watch out when mixing one brand of play sand with another, for example, that is not possible.

How do you make kinetic sand soft and sticky again?

Kinetic sand returns to its normal texture at 60% humidity. If it gets wet, air dry it until it returns to its normal texture. If it is too dry, add a few drops of water with a pipette and mix thoroughly.

Can you wet kinetic sand?

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You can get it wet, but playing with it when wet will not give you the same feeling as dry. You also don't have to get it wet to knead with it because it's made for that, but if it does get wet you can just let it dry and it will be as before.

You have the idea that you should get it wet to play with it properly, because you are used to that in the sandbox (mud!) or on the beach.

But that is not necessary at all!

How often should you replace kinetic sand?

In principle, you never have to replace kinetic sand. It never dries out and you can clean it up easily. There are no bacteria in it, but with a small set of sand you may have to buy more after six months because something is lost here and there.


You see, it can't really be easier to store. Even if you just leave it out in the open, there's nothing wrong with it.

Also read: these are the best kinetic sand brands to buy right now

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Joost Nusselder, the founder of is a content marketer, father and loves trying out new toys. As a child he came into contact with everything related to games when his mother started the Tinnen Soldaat in Ede. Now he and his team create helpful blog articles to help loyal readers with fun play ideas.