Kate's Corner: What is Kinetic Sand?

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BRIDGEPORT, W. Va. (WDTV) - I have this pile of sand. It looks like regular sand. It feels like regular sand but it doesn't stick to your hands and falls apart before your eyes. This is called kinetic sand and we're going to talk about what makes it so cool.

This sand is a great alternative to regular sand. It doesn't make a mess but is so you can make things like sand castles with it.

So, what's happening here? Well, the kinetic sand website says this sand is 98% regular sand and 2% magic. that magic is actually a polymer. This synthetic polymer is called Polydimethyl Siloxane.

This is known for its unusual flow properties which you could see here. This polymer helps to make the sand mimic the physical properties of wet sand. The polymers keep the sand bonded and make clean up super easy.

If you are as memorized by this sand as i am, you may want to go out and get some yourself. Don't spend a lot of money just tune in to Kate's Corner Wednesday the 22nd when we make the sand ourselves with a few cheap ingredients.