Fairy Dust Teaching shared a great post on making moon sand the other day, and I realized that we had not made any of ours in a long time! So, today….. We made some!
We started with cornstarch.
Then we added about 1 1/2 times of the colored sand. It is not an exact science, but you don’t want to end up with too much more sand than cornstarch. It is the cornstarch that gives the sand it’s unique moon sand qualities! Fairy Dust Teaching uses water, we like to use oil instead. With two boxes of cornstarch and an equal amount of sand, we use about 2 smaller bottles of baby oil. (Most of the time!) Today, I noticed that we were out of baby oil! So, instead, we used some old tanning oil and added vegetable oil until we achieved the right consistency. (I asked the children if they wanted to try the new recipe, but they didn’t want to try it today!)
Maybe this afternoon, while they are napping, I’ll whip up a batch of the other recipe and we can compare the two! (We really like trying different recipes of the same/similar things… remember our slime off?)