I remember loving sand as a kid. We had a little sand box in the front yard, covered by an overhang so I could play every day of the year. I don't know how my parents could stand the sand that eventually came inside on hands, in pockets or via shoes.
So when I read a review for kinetic sand- same feel as the most perfect castle making sand without the mess- I was all ears. A little more research showed there was a Pinterest hack - and a little more research still showed that the hack doesn't live up to the real thing.
At $11 a pound it seemed sort of crazy. But with a credit and a lot of rainy days coming up it seemed like a good investment.