I bet you're here looking for my moon sand recipe so you can keep your kids busy. Am I right? Awesome! You're going to love it!
I know I'm always looking for ways to keep my girls busy – especially over school breaks! In my ongoing attempts to keep the girls busy over the summer, we came across a tutorial showing how to make what we have dubbed “Moon Sand” from just 2 simple ingredients most households have on hand.
Last year, the girls had an entire sand table full of new sand. Throughout the year however, that sand got distributed around the yard. They love playing with sand though, so I thought this would be a fun alternative, and a cool project to do together.
We did have to go to the Dollar Tree to pick up some baby oil, but we have a stockpile of flour that needs to be used up from our food storage, so it was a really inexpensive project for us.
I'm not sure if this would work with other oils, but if you give it a try with a different type of oil, let me know how it turns out and I'll add your feedback to the recipe.
The best part is that this moon sand is supposed to keep for a long time as long as you keep it in a sealed container. Right now we have it in a gallon ziploc bag, and it seems to be doing fine.
Just be sure to keep in mind that the Moon Sand is much messier than real sand. The girls play with it outside, and they always have to change their clothes afterwards. That's a fun part of childhood though, right?
Ready to learn how to make your own moon sand?
DIY Moon Sand Recipe
- 8 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup baby oil
- Put all ingredients into a large mixing bowl.
- Using a dough blender, combine the baby oil and flour well. It took me a good 10 minutes to get everything completely incorporated.
- Put it in a large container outside, and let your children play freely with it.
- You can put measuring cups, spoons, straws and other items into the bin for an even more sensory experience.