Do not eat the following recipe.
Children love to make sand castles. Here s a great way to make sand creations that your youngsters can keep. Mix together in a large OLD cooking pot, 3 cups of clean beach sand or play sand that can be purchased at a hardware store, 1-1/2 cups of cornstarch, 1-1/2 cups of cold water. Cook the mixture over low heat, stirring constantly until it gets thick. Take it off the burner and let it cool enough that you can handle it.
Using an old spoon, turn the mixture out on to newspaper. Mold the mixture into any shape you like. Decorate by pushing shells, glass beads, and other good stuff into the creation. Let it dry. Voila! If using a mold, pack the sand in tightly. Also, if you are using a mold, a quick squirt of pan spray allows the creation to pop out easily, especially if you poke a hole in the top of the mold.