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May 18

Moon Sand!!!

Posted on May 18, 2020 at 10:37 AM by Tiffany Miller

Good Morning Everyone!!

I hope everyone has had an amazing weekend. This week looks like its going to be a beautiful week with lots of opportunities to be outside. One of my favorite things growing up was playing in a sand box. My Dad made us a huge wood box and filled it to the top with sand. My sister and I would play for hours molding and building sand castles. Sand boxes are so much fun, but we were often left rather dirty and not allowed to come inside until we got all the sand off. Now theres a new kind of sand for kids to play with inside the home that leaves less mess and is super fun to make. You don't even need sand to make it. Introducing Moon Sand!!!

Moon Sand is given it's name because of its crumbly texture. It can also be molded when compressed, making it a fabulous for open ended play. There are lots of different ways you can make moon sand. It stores easy and entertains the kids for hours. The kids can mold great shapes with different cookie cutters or even add glitter and food coloring for a more magical time. Here are some of my favorite ways to make the moon sand.

Ingredients
8 cups all purpose flour
1 cup vegetable oil or baby oil
Food color (if you want to color it)
Essential oils for fragrance (I used lavender)

Instructions

  • Pour flour into a large plastic container or tub and add food coloring and essential oils if you desire.
  • Dump in the oil to the center and mix together with your hands until it is evenly distributed and the flour sticks together when you squeeze it. Add more oil if needed to get the correct consistency.
  • Give the kids molds, scoops, and more and let them enjoy.
  • This can be stored for a couple weeks in an airtight container before drying out.

Moon Sand #2

INGREDIENTS

  • 3/4 cup baking powder or soda
  • 3/4 cup gluten free corn starch
  • 1 cup oil- added 1/4 cup at a time to get to your preferred texture
  • Food coloring

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Mix cornstarch and baking soda in a large bowl.
  2. Add oil in a quarter cup at a time, stir vigorously.
  3. Mixture will start to turn into moldable clay. If you like it more squishy, add a little more oil. For a silky texture that doesnt stick to your hands, a little less oil. Play with it as you go to find a texture you like.
  4. Stir in food coloring and set out to play!
 The best part about this fun project is the sky is the limit. Let your kids have fun creating and adding fun things to their sand. Glitter, different food coloring, mixing colors together. It's a day at the beach with out having to leave home. Have fun creating and using your imaginations together. 
Tiffany
Program Supervisor

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