Make your own quicksand

Make your own quicksand

With this simple science experiment children will enjoy learning how quicksand works and playing with it.

What you need:

  • Cornstarch
  • Mixing bowl
  • Water

Number of players:


In a mixing bowl, pour in a quarter of the box of cornstarch and slowly add about half a cup of water and stir.

Continue adding cornstarch and water in small amounts until you get a mixture that has the consistency of honey.

Sink your hand into the bowl of ‘quicksand’ and notice its unusual consistency.

Compare what it feels like to move your hand around slowly and then very quickly.

Sink your entire hand into the mixture and try to grab the fluid and hold it in your hand.

That’s the sensation of sinking in quicksand!

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