Smiling like Sunshine: Make your own Moon Sand

Saturday, 30 July 2011

Make your own Moon Sand

My daughter LOVES playing with sand. I thought she would enjoy playing with moon sand. We have never bought the ones in store but I could imagine that it was stickier, thus better for shaping. This has been on my "to do list" for ages, so today was the day.

I used the recipe on Irresistable Ideas for Playbased Learning.
Mix together:
4 cups sand
2 cups cornflour
1 cup of water

Once I got started I realized I only have 1 cup of corn starch, so I prepared it with 2 cups of sand.
Our water/sand table has 2 sections. I filled the left with sand for my son and the right section with moon sand for my daughter. It's not too much as you see, but she loved the goey sensation and enjoyed playing with it.

 She loved making little cookies

Rachel over at Quirky Momma has  a slightly different recipe in which she adds salt. She also suggests adding glitter or food colouring which I'll try the next time around.
This is a lovely activity. My daughter is naturally very tidy so it was not messy at all, but Rachel warns that it's messier than play sand, so be warned ;)

Happily shared with The Play Academy, Something for the weekend, Kids get crafty, It's Playtime and Preschool Corner.