If you haven’t given making homemade moon sand a go, hopefully this post will spur you on! There are several different recipes out there in blogland right now, but the one I had everything for was a flour and baby oil recipe. I mixed together 9 cups flour and 1 1/2 cups oil to make this stuff:
I’m loving the texture and consistency – it’s very soft, and is easy to form into towers and walls, then break down and start again. Both my kids loved it. I put it in our turtle sandbox and let them have at it.
Emma made a fairy castle, but what they’ve really enjoyed has been scooping, pouring, and touching. It’s just irresistible! Even I want to get in there. :)
Definitely something we’ll be doing again, and so far we’ve been playing in the same moon sand outside for 3 days so it’s worth saving for later, too. I bought some extra cheap flour today so I can add more tomorrow.
The only downside to this is that it is messy to sit in, especially if your little one is wet at all (obviously). But totally worth it in my opinion!
Have you ever made homemade moon sand?