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Moon Sand


4 cups play sand

2 cup corn flour (corn starch in US)

1 cup water

Food colouring



  • Mix the sand and cornflour in a large bowl until combined. Then tip in the water in increments, mixing it in as you go along. By the end it should be well combined and the consistency is like a crumbly pastry mix. If it doesn’t hold together when formed in a ball then add a tiny bit more water until it feels right. It should not be wet, but feel slightly damp.
  • When this is achieved then stir through the food colouring a few drops at a time. (You can divide the mixture if you want to make more than one colour)
  • Use your fingers to thoroughly mix the colours, like making breadcrumbs or pastry. This stage is fantastic for developing fine motor skills!



Tips: Add cups, scoops, spoons for little ones to use to explore.