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Homemade Moonsand

Moon Sand 7 1/2lb Mega Bucket

If you do the math you’ll figure out that Moon Sand is roughly $2.50 per pound on sale, down from $4/lb. Not bad, but not great. With the following recipe you can create around 50lbs of homemade moon sand for $30. That equates to 60 cents per pound, over 4 times cheaper than the sale bucket! So, grab your rubber gloves and lets get to work.

Recipe for homemade moon sand (1 batch)

6 cups of play (50lb bag from Lowes approx $4.99 plus tax)

3 cups of cornstarch (most dollar stores carry it for $1 per box…you’ll need around 24 boxes for the whole 50lbs!)

1 1/2 cups of cold water

Step one: Mix the water and cornstarch together thoroughly, this will take a few minutes to get it nice and smooth.

Step two: Gradually mix in the sand, one cup at a time. You’ll need to really work it in with your fingers.

Step three: Play with it!

Step four: When you’re all done, pop it in an airtight container.

Step five: When you next play with it, you’ll need to revive it with 2-3 tablespoons of water. Just sprinkle it over and work it in.

That’s all there is to it. Very cheap, very easy and the kids will get to play with heaps of the stuff. Play sand also comes in different colors, so buy different colored bags to mix things up a little. Have fun!

You can use the Play Dough molds and other household items as molds as well! Kids will have HOURS of fun!


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