A Wandering Vine

Q is for: Quicksand

Q is for: Quicksand - A Wandering Vine #AtoZChallenge

Note: This post is part of my Kids’ Activities series for the A to Z Challenge. Read the rest of the posts here.

I’ll admit, Q was a struggle. My husband suggested quicksand, and alas, there’s a recipe for that. It’s just 2 parts cornstarch to 1 part water. Super easy!

Q is for: Quicksand - A Wandering Vine #AtoZChallenge

We tried it today, and it was very interesting! I’ve never seen real quicksand to compare, but it definitely had unique properties. It feels solid and clumpy when you move it around, but drips like a liquid when you leave it alone.

Q is for: Quicksand - A Wandering Vine #AtoZChallenge

Such a cool experiment for kids! Have you ever made quicksand before? What other play “recipes” have you tried?

Q is for: Quicksand - A Wandering Vine #AtoZChallenge


  1. Karnika Kapoor

    Interesting Idea to make artificial Quicksand. I will try the recipe when I spend time with the children at a family get-together.
    Thanks for sharing

  2. Olivine Eyes

    I haven’t made quicksand before, I’ll stick to regular sand. I love making sandcastles and I don’t think quicksand can do the job, I know it won’t do the job. I’d like to see someone try.

    1. Tiffany (Post author)

      Agreed, I don’t think quicksand would work for a sandcastle


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