Sunday, 12 August 2012

DIY Moon Sand

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Hey friends, I'm taking a little blog break while I get ready to move house next week, but I thought I'd share some older posts for your inspiration while I'm away...

Today's activity in the Play Challenge is over at The Imagination Tree... Anna challenged us to spend time playing with playdough.

As you might have noticed we are big fans of playdough - lately we have been playing with our Glow in the Dark Playdough, black and sparkly Firework Playdough and our Autumn Scented Playdough. You might have also noticed that I sometimes like to bend the rules.

Since we already play with playdough every day, I took inspiration from another of The Imagination Tree's posts and made this Mouldable Sand instead - it is similar to Moon Sand that you can buy in shops, but obv costs a lot less than £12 a tub!

It's super quick to make, just two ingredients you probably already have at home - mix 5c flour with 1c baby oil (I have used vegetable oil to great effect too) - that's it! Told you it was simple!

I set it up in a disposable tray along with some of Vinnie's diggers to inspire some play and have left it out as an invitation to play when he wakes up from his nap... I am pretty sure the dinosaurs will join us, and I hope we can find some other fun things from around the house to use too!


  1. Gorgeous! Bending the "rules" is what it's all about! Take the spark of an idea and make it your own for your chid! SO pleased your tried the sand and liked it. It's great stuff isn't it?!

  2. So not bending the rules! That IS what its all about! A way to inspire you to try new things and this is great! (p.s. love the diggers!)

  3. This looks like a ton of fun - I've never made my own moon sand, I've heard it's so much better than the store bought anyhow. Thanks for sharing your ideas on Monday Madness.

  4. That looks like a lot of fun! Thank you for sharing your ideas with us on The Sunday Showcase

  5. This looks so much fun; I want to play! I used to make color dough with my first kid using all natural ingredients: spinich juice, beet juice, and even coffee. Who says not to play with your food? That's the best!! Thanks for sharing your idea!

  6. I am so totally excited about this web site. I really liked the food chain idea and will be implementing it immediately with my three year olds. This is great!

  7. My son loves moon sand- it's been a while since I've made it though. Time to whip up another batch! (found you on pinterest)


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