Okay, I just love other bloggers! Child Central Station mentioned she had her own version of moon sand using baby oil (instead of water)! I knew I had to give it a try with the Ocean unit the kindergartens at my school do at this time. It is wonderful! It definitely holds its shape very well.
several boxes of cornstarch (gives the sand its holding power)
large bottle of baby oil
I do not ever measure when making moon sand – I try to have a good ratio of cornstarch in the sand. I purchased a large bottle of baby oil and added it till the sand had good holding power. Then I add seashells and other “beachy” items. I found a great little tube of sea creatures at Target for under $4.
Thanks for the linky love! I’m glad the recipe worked out for you :). It looks fantastic!
I can’t wait to try it! I just purchased 5 boxes of cornstarch, and I have at least ten bottles of craft sand that hasn’t been used in two years! All I need is a little baby oil. Just curious…how does the moon sand hold with water in place of baby oil? And I wonder if vegetable oil would also work?
I think the main holding power is in the cornstarch. If I had to pick which one had more holding power – probably the baby oil. I bet vegetable oil would work. . .
This looks like a wonderful rainy Sunday activity!
Sorry to be a bother but we live in Thailand and I’m pretty sure we can’t get craft sand. Will this work with aquarium sand or regular beach sand. (I know its not as clean but this is Southeast Asia and we gotta make due 🙂
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