Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Moon Sand!

I saw this moon sand recently at Lakeshore (which is, by the way, a really cool store) and felt tempted by buy some... but then I thought maybe I'd quick check on the ol' internet if there was a homemade recipe out there and by gum there was:
1 c. cornstarch
1/2 c. water
2 c. sand
food coloring or packet of koolaid mix
Mix together the cornstarch and water and the coloring. Add the sand and spend some time kneading it all together with your hands. I added two packets of koolaid mix to make it a nice neon red, but you could use whatever you have on hand or no coloring at all. Also, you might want to add a smidge more water... just feel it out.
When you're done, you should have this wonderful mold-able sand that operates kind of like playdough. It's very fun.

1 comment:

Nicole B. said...

cool! thanks for sharing. my in laws were in town recently, so we went to lakeshore and i consented to her buying us some of that snow stuff...did you see that? i have no idea what it is (which scares me just a little bit!) and you just add water and it expands and feels super cool. only next time i'll do it outside as it was like finding pieces of teeny tapioca all over the kitchen...anyways, i think we might make this!