Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Moon sand

Having a toddler and a preschooler and a newborn, I knew that when the baby came home we would be home bound for a few weeks. I searched for easy projects and activities to do with the older two that wouldn't require me helicoptering over them. 

Thankfully our weather here in Paradise is as beautiful as you can imagine. High 70's, gentle breeze...perfect for late mornings and afternoons outside. 

Mama doesn't need any more housework these days. If the mess can stay outside, I'm all for it. 

While searching for some activities, I came across this stuff called moon sand on Pinterest. 

The kids love it. 

It's essentially just flour and vegetable oil.  I used 8 cups flour and 1 cup oil. Mixed til crumbly and then set out in a sensory bin with some plastic Easter eggs and small pie tins. Sal has been busy making pies in his outdoor kitchen and Carla has been taste testing and filling her eggs. 

Best part is, I can spray down the kitchen and lawn if any spills!

Kids have fun AND easy cleanup?

Win win!


  1. You're awesome. I might have to make some. We have the kinetic stuff, but I want something I don't have to monitor and something that can be cleaned easily for outside play, too. The kids were obsessed with sand they found today outside randomly, so this sounds like tomorrow for me!

  2. Super and so nice you can do this outside. Remember your plsy house that dad built you? I wanted a kid sized one but he made it adult sized. You had a kitchen out there too.