Monday, February 11, 2013
We made Moon Sand!
This weekend we had some fun making moon sand.
I got the idea from my friend Debs, and looked around on the internet for recipes, and came across two variants, of which Debs did the second one - which turned out to be the better one of the two!
4 cups play sand
2 cups corn starch (I used Maizena)
1 cup water
We mixed it all together - and I was a bit disappointed with it - it didn't really have a very "special" texture... Mia ended up adding more water to it, which made it quite gooey, but very very messy.
8 cups of flour
1 cup of oil (preferably baby oil, but I used sunflower oil)
This was divine! It made a soft crumbly texture - it made me understand the term "moon sand". I'd love to walk on a beach of sand like this!
We built miniature sandcastles with is, although it broke quite easily. We hid small plastic animals in it. And we squished it with our hands and feet!
I made a small batch, we just used 4 cups of flour, and just over half a cup of oil. We put some glitter in it to make it sparkle. :-)
Will definitely do this again soon, I had just as much fun as Mia did, if not more!
I heard it can be put in a sealed container and kept for another time, but we messed so much, it wasn't worth cleaning up, easier to squirt it off the deck with the hosepipe.
Highly recommended for some fun messy play! :-)