So Sand DIY Ball Satisfying Kit : Review
My kids love keeping their hands busy, preferring play that involves little mess but with great creative and end results. Following on from our recent experiments from the team at Canal Toys. We have been sent this So Sand Ball Satisfying Magic Sand Kit to test and review.
How We Got On With The So Sand DIY Ball Satisfying Kit
Included in this kit is everything you need to enjoy an indoor sensory sand play session. A plus to this kit is that it can all be packed away neatly and transported elsewhere for play afterwards.
- 1 Ball
- 1 Cutting Tool
- 3 Bags Of White Magic Sand
- 3 Colouring Powders
- 3 Decorating Bags
- 1 Dome Shaped Mould
- 1 Instructions Sheet
Opening the bottom of the ball you will be greeted with the items you need for creating your sand creations. Unfortunately, we had an issue opening the bottom of the ball. The packaging didn’t instruct us on how the enter the ball, yet the instructions in the ball did! Alas, we just had to give the ball a twist and we were gained entry.
Leah loves a good sensory play session. With her sensory issues, we can struggle at times to get her to enjoy play where it involves a general mess but with Magic Sand, we now struggle to keep her away. Instantly I just knew this would be a massive win for her. But first, she had to set it up of which Leah just LOVED!
The bags of white sand needed mixing into their colours and then decorations needed adding to the mixture too. This gave Leah a great introduction to her session and a sense of purpose before creating her masterpieces at the end.
First up she had to flatten one of the magic sandbags. She then chose a coloured powder, poured the powder on the magic sand and mixed it all in by kneading, folding and rolling the magic sand. It can get quite dusty whilst doing this but keeping calm and monitoring your child will result in less dust being blasted around the area.
Once the colour was all mixed in, it was time to do it all again with a bag of decoration mix which consists of shiny coloured sequins.
With all 3 bags of white sand mixed into their colours and decorations added it was time for Leah to get crafty. For this, she used all 3 colours of her magic sand, pressed it into the mould then set it onto the table. Then using the lid of the ball which has stripes for cutting guides she cut her Sand Dome using the cutting tool.
Leah had lots of fun creating different patterns using the dome guide and cutting tool.
Another thing that is great about this kit is once your child has finished making their creations they can pack everything away within the ball. They can then carry it around using the carry handle and get it out to play again at a later time.
You may have noticed from the packaging that this product promotes 100% ASMR. ASMR stands for Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response, which is a sensation a person can feel from the back of their head down and down the spine. Usually caused by a response to a texture, or stimulation.
Leah had a good response to the sand, holding it into her fingers and letting it fall to the table surface. Then using the guide dome and using the cutting tool for making her creations.
Leah has absolutely loved playing with the So Sand DIY Ball Satisfying Kit and has already had so many hours worth of enjoyment from it. All the sand has now mixed into one uniform colour and is now a purple ball. This hasn’t upset Leah in any way and hasn’t affected her enjoyment either. She now enjoys making her patterns and crafting other unusual items from the sand too… today’s masterpiece was cake slices.
We did have a slight concern when initially mixing the colours into the sand when the table cloth changed colour and Leah’s hands. Thankfully this was easily fixed with some good soapy water. Although I do recommend some other table protection if your table covering is cloth, thankfully ours is PVC and cleaned up wonderfully.
So Sand DIY Ball Satisfying Kits have an RRP of £12.00 and is suitable for children aged 6+. Be sure to also check out other toys from the So Sand DIY range.
**This is a gifted review. I was provided with a range So Sand DIY Ball Satisfying Kit from Canal Toys to test and review. All words and opinions are my own. This blog post may contain affiliate links which means if you purchase something via my blog I will receive a small commission.