Okay let’s talk holiday break, winter break, and kids are home and what to do? How about keeping them busy with a kid diy- moon sand, for instance!
Have you ever played with the stuff? Cause I love it! So does our little grandson, he even helped make it.
See how fun!
Even the doggie wanted to play! But really y’all, this stuff is fun, it is a great kids diy, it’s super easy, the kids will love helping and it’s inexpensive to make! There’s various ways to make it. My favorite, this 2 – two-ingredient version, (if you don’t count the dye). Then I keep it in small mason jars to store for the next playtime!
This method uses cornstarch and oil. You can use any oil, (like vegetable or even baby oil), but I decided to make it kid friendly so I opted for my fractionated, Simply Coco, coconut oil. It was one I was given in exchange for reviews and I love the stuff!
What is MOON SAND?
A sensory, squishy, mushy, crumbly, fun homemade sand that can be molded, formed, and feels great between your fingers. *The oil makes your hands feel great afterwards too.
We decided on three different colors by adding a few drops of food coloring to the oil before blending.
(You can even add a drop or two of essential oils like lemon, lavender, or orange and a bit of glitter for sparkly moon sand!)
Fun right? Little fingers L O V E it!!!
When playtime comes around, we just dump it in some baking sheets and toss in some plastic drink caps, lids, various small objects that can be used for molding and building. Then we just load it back in the storage jars for next playtime.
Making MOON SAND:
- 1 cup cornstarch
- 1/4 cup coconut oil
- food coloring, glitter, & essential oil (optional)
Add the cornstarch into a medium sized bowl. In a small bowl combine the oil with optional food coloring or essential oil for scenting. Combine together and then squish, knead, and blend it all together. *You can add a bit of glitter at this point if you want! THAT’S IT!!!
(Recipe is easy to double or triple. Then you can divide if you want to make into different colors and scents. I tripled to make the three shown batches and they fit perfectly in the mason jars.)
This is a super easy, inexpensive, and a whole lot of fun activity to do with your kiddos and it will keep them fun-busy for quite a while. Use this holiday break or winter break to make this—they will love it and you will love having them entertained with such a simple kid diy!