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Spin Master Kinetic Sand rated: 2,5 pounds is a must

by Joost Nusselder | Updated on:  November 16, 2022

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It feels really crazy the first time you hold it, like some wet sand but still dry and like it should actually move differently than it does as it slides through your hand.

Cutest magical kinetic sand

The “magnetic” properties of the sand make it ideal for indoors because it will not go all over your floor as loose grains, but will stick together more like loose slices or balls of sand.

Best Magnetic Sand
Spin master Kinetic Sand
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8.9
Toy score
Building
4.3
Replayable
4.9
Build
4.2
Best for
  • Great fun for endless replayability
  • Lasts a long time, actually infinite unless you get it dirty
Less good
  • Difficult to build structures

When you start with magnetic sand I would advise to start with just a basic set like this one from Spin Master, just sand colored and you probably still have a container somewhere where they can play with it.

In any case, I would use a large plate or container with a little raised edges so that it doesn't fly all over the room.

A 2,5kg bag like this one is more than enough for fun play.

Because it sticks a bit, you can build shapes with it just like with wet sand, so nice to have your sand molds from outside can be used indoors in the fall or winter.

The sand will form well into any shape you want to use. And if you ultimately want more, there are many more variants with bins, shapes and even different cheerful colors of sand!

Also read: these are the 7 best kinetic sand brands reviewed

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What makes Spin Master Kinetic Sand fun?

It's a whole lot of sand for a relatively low price. In addition, the sand is still easy to form.

Another brand I tried came with the Hot Wheels monster truck and was much stiffer than this sand.

Please note, because due to the composition you cannot mix different brands of kinetic sand. Then it loses its magnetic properties.

You also can't mix it with regular play sand.

It's not like clay. When you make a mold it will hold its shape for a while, but the weight of larger blocks or tower will eventually cause it to collapse on its own.

The making of figures or sand puppets is therefore also limited to a kind of snowman shape. You can't make it more detailed.

The best thing is to play with the sand on the table together with your construction vehicles and create a construction site.

Put the sand in small rectangular molds and you also have great bricks to build a house.

Best Magnetic Sand

Spin masterKinetic Sand

The "magnetic" properties of the sand make it ideal for indoors as it won't go all over your floor, but it's not a true magnetic toy.

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Conclusion

Spin Master is the leading brand in the field of kinetic sand and it is a lot of fun to play with as a construction site.

Always something to do for the holidays or rainy day?

Play Choice now has the ultimate activity book collection, with over 60 pages of fun coloring pages and educational puzzles.

Joost Nusselder, the founder of Speelkeuze.nl 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.