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MAGIC SAND - I CAN'T GET IT BACK IN THE CONTAINER!

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SPARKLER1 Wed 27-Jul-05 17:32:07

I am having real trouble here. The leaflet says to cover the container with kitchen towel and tip over - the water should drain through and the sand should stay in the paper. Last time I tried this it all tipped into the sink and I lost the lot.
Any magic sand experts out there please?

flamesparrow Wed 27-Jul-05 17:34:25

Not tried it, but how about using a muslin instead?

SoupDragon Wed 27-Jul-05 17:42:00

Line a sieve with kitchen paper then tip onto an a4 sheet of paper with a sharp crease down the middle. Fold this up and tip back into the pot?

MaloryTowers Wed 27-Jul-05 17:42:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Berries Wed 27-Jul-05 17:43:03

Use triple sheets of kitchen roll and make sure you hold all round the edge (or as much as possible). Alternatively put an elastic band round it.
OTOH let the kids do it themselves & you'll never have to worry about it again

SPARKLER1 Wed 27-Jul-05 17:51:37

Ta muchous!! Throwing it all in the bin sounds like a fab option to me. Better have a go at draining it though I suppose - don't want to be accused of being a bad mother now do I?

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