After reading the headline you may be asking: what the heck are moon sand recipes? Moon sand is a great (pretty much mess free) sensory activity for toddlers. With a simple mixture of flour and baby oil, you can create moldable sand that will keep kids entertained for hours. Although pretty much all moon sand recipes need 2 ingredients, here are a few of my favorites that have fun add-ins for extra play! You’ll love this moon sand DIY!
Pink Moon Sand
This blogger used arrowroot powder instead of normal flour (purchase Arrowroot here) and coconut oil. A few drops of all-natural food coloring (you can actually make your own) give the sand this really cool coloring!
Apple Moon Sand
How adorable is this? Have your kids make their own apples with red moon sand. Foam pieces or cut out construction paper make for great stems! Add apple pie spice to the mixture for a yummy smelling surprise (remind your kiddos that just because it smells good, doesn’t mean it can be eaten!)
Gluten Free Moon Sand
If you have a child with a severe allergy to gluten (I’ve known people that can’t even touch flour without having a reaction!) make a batch of DIY moon sand with baking soda instead of flour. Pick up gluten free corn starch, as well!
Pumpkin Moon Sand
Make your moon sand recipe with corn starch, play sand, water and orange food coloring. Mix in some pumpkin pie spice to make the project even more season oriented!
Vibrant Purple Moon Sand
Use this bright purple dye to liven up your moon sand recipe. Because this sand is so vibrant, keep it in a tub so you don’t have it all over the house. Throw in some dollar store dinosaurs and make the activity themed! Who can spell Tyrannosaurus Rex the fastest?!
Dinosaur Moon Sand
Speaking of hands on dinosaur activities, try these colored moon sand recipes! With sand forms (available for purchase!) you can make your own dinosaurs out of moon sand!
Beach Moon Sand
The best part of this DIY moon sand recipe is that it’s one hundred percent edible moon sand! Mix together brown sugar, olive oil, and corn flour. Kids will love being able to taste the sweet sand, and play with it! It’s not sticky, either, so you won’t have to worry about sticky hands all over your furniture!
You won’t have to go to the moon for these sand recipes…just visit these blogs!
All Natural Moon Sand from MommyPottomus
Apple Moon Sand from Growing A Jeweled Rose
Gluten Free Moon Sand from Sweet C’s Designs
Pumpkin Moon Sand from Musely
Purple Moon Sand from Vibrant Hand Lesson Plants
Dinosaur Moon Sand from MamaMia
Edible Moon Sand from Powerful Mothering