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How to Make Homemade Moon Sand Recipe (Taste Safe)

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Welcome to our 5th month of sensory doughs and our effort to make them taste safe. This month I would like to share with you how to make moon sand, HOMEMADE, taste-safe moon sand recipe!

Today we were inspired by Anna from the The Imagination Tree and her absolutely gorgeous purple and pink moon sand.

Catch up with all our sensory doughs here.

This is our attempt to make this recipe taste safe – because 2 of my 3 kids still like to taste everything despite the fact that I try my hardest to get them not to.

To make taste safe homemade moon sand recipe you will need:

  • 2 cups of brown sugar
  • 2 cups of corn flour (corn starch will also work)
  • 10 tablespoons vegetable oil (I used olive oil)

Our first experiment came out a glob of goo with water, so I went with the veg oil this time around. The corn flour was yellow so I decided to leave it as is without coloring it.

To make: Mix the dry ingredients together first then add the oil.

The result was fantastic! Take a look at the mold-ability of this homemade moon sand recipe!

My just turned 5 year old had fun building all sorts of things and using cookies cutters to make shapes. He then made little castles and immediately smashed them before I could snap a picture. I love how easy moon sand is to play with!

My almost 2 year old wasn’t too sure about the homemade moon sand stuff and handed her brother the shapes at first. Later on she ventured to making a few herself.

Because this moon sand recipe contains sugar I was a little scared the stuff would be so sticky. But with the cornflour binds with the oil and sugar to create minimum residue on the hands.

There was enough to bother my 5 year old though, he kept wiping his hands on his pants, which put the moon sand on the floor. It was rather easy to sweep up though because of the consistency.

Personally I love the cloud dough we made a ton more than the homemade moon sand!

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