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Steve Spangler Science® Magic Sand Starter Set

Steve Spangler Science®
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Ages 4+ / Grades PreK+
WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Small parts. Not for children under 3 years.
Magic sand may look like ordinary sand… but just try to get it wet!

Magic Sand begins as normal looking sand, until it’s dyed and coated with a substance that repels water. This coating keeps the sand dry even after it has been dumped into a container of water. Build castles and other structures under the water, then simply pour the water off when you’re finished and the sand is still dry! You can use it for fun science experiments again and again! Colors vary.

How does it work?
Ordinary sand is free flowing and cannot form a structure that holds its shape. Because of its water-repellent properties, when Magic Sand is poured into water, it holds its shape and can even be molded into structures under water.

What does it teach?
Learn about the properties of water molecules and how hydrophobic products work. Students can experiment with Magic Sand and then ordinary sand and note the differences in water-repellent properties.

The possibilities are endless!
Steve Spangler’s Magic Sand is a hydrophobic polymer; sand that never gets wet! It can be used to build underwater sandcastles! Also, Magic Sand is a reusable science toy! When finished, simply pour the water off and let the sand dry! You can use it for science experiments again and again!

Learn about water molecule properties
Discover the differences between Steve Spangler’s Magic Sand and ordinary sand for a fun science experiment or lesson!

Instruction Card Included with 3 Experiments
What Makes Magic Sand Magic?
Waterproof Finger
Underwater Sandcastles

Recommended for ages 6+.
Adult Supervision Required. Do Not Ingest.

  • It's a hydrophobic polymer! Yes, sand that never gets wet!
  • Build underwater sand castles
  • Explore the differences between Magic Sand with regular sand

What’s Included?
  • Blue Magic Sand – 2.12 oz (60 g)
  • Red Magic Sand – 2.12 oz (60 g)
  • Yellow Magic Sand – 2.12 oz (6 0g)
  • Clear Plastic Tank
  • Instruction Cards


Brand Name
Steve Spangler Science®
Age / Grade
Ages 4+ / Grades PreK+
Assembly Required
Steve Spangler Science

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