The Wacky-Tivities Kinetic Sand Beach Box Set includes 1 lb of kinetic sand, 4 plastic sand molds and 1 plastic sandbox tray. The sand is made of 98 percent sand and 2 percent polymers. The cherry on top is it’s also wheat, gluten and casein free! It is also very durable since it doesn’t dry up like Play-Doh and the texture retains its form even after multiple uses.
My 4-year old son loves playing with this soft, stretchy, squeezable sand every chance he gets. The instructions are self-explanatory. The sand is so easy to shape and mold that it provides endless hours of fun for him to make sand castles, seahorses, turtles and fish, using the molds that came with the set.
The sand is kinetic, so it sticks to itself and not the child’s hand and is not messy as long as it stays in the sandbox tray. However, it can be messy to clean up if dropped on the carpet because the sand will stick to those surfaces. It travels well in a resealable bag or container and my son has taken it with him in car rides to grandma’s house on weekends. However, I wouldn’t recommend letting the child play with the sand in the car since it can be messy to clean up if dropped.
Overall, we love this product and I would purchase this for my family. It is definitely going on my shopping list for my nephews, nieces and friends’ kids this Christmas. I give it an overall rating of a 4.5 out of 5 score.
The Wacky-Tivities Kinetic Sand Beach Box Set is manufactured by Wacky-Tivities (get it here!) for children ages 3+ and is selling for around $19.99 at Walmart,Target and Toys R Us. Amazon.com also sells the set, but at an average price of $30.
Meet the Reviewer!
Trinh Nguyen is a military spouse and a stay-at-home mom to a 4 year-old son and 9 month-old daughter. She likes to travel, sew and cook, and enjoys taking her kids to the park and doing arts and craft with them.