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08th Apr 2024

Stacey Solomon reveals two ingredient hack to make homemade play sand

Anna Martin

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Stacey Solomon really does have a craft project for every occasion

The busy mum has shared her hack for keeping the kids entertained over the school holidays and it’s actually pretty easy to do – and you won’t have to remortgage the house trying to buy the latest games console.

Though you may know her for all her crafty ideas around Pickle Cottage, Stacey has put her brain to use in a new way that most parents will appreciate.

In a clip uploaded to Instagram, Stacey posted a video of herself making ‘homemade play sand’ with the help of her kids, Rex, four, Rose two, and one-year-old Belle.

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Credit: Stacey Solomon/Instagram

Having learned from her experience of accidentally ordering too much sand for Rex’s sandpit a few years ago, the singer-turned-TV-presenter decided to take matters into her own hands and make ‘sand’ using some plain flour and coconut oil.

In the tutorial, Stacey showed herself, Rex, Rose and Belle putting the mixture together and playing with their new creation, looking very pleased with themselves.

“Making our own sand with flour and coconut is better than ordering sand and ending up with a ton of it like I did a few years ago,” Stacey wrote.

It comes after Stacey garnered a lot of praise for showing off her body as fans praised her toned appearance.

Always one for keeping things real, the I’m A Celeb alum gave her followers a “gentle reminder” that gym clothes are designed to “hold you together and support you.”

She then went on to pull down her leggings slightly adding, “When I take the gym clothes off, I look like this- which is also really pretty and a really lovely body.”

She also joked that when she takes per sports bra off, the length and weight of her boobs are able to hold “all of my gym essentials,” as she took a stick of deodorant and a hairbrush out from under them.