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  • Writer's pictureCatherine Murton

DIY Moon Sand

Updated: Nov 20, 2023

Did you know that this August has 2 full moons? The Sturgeon Moon is on August 1st and the Blue Moon is on August 30th. We thought it would be fun to share some DIY moon sand.

This DIY Moon Sand is easy to make at home for kiddos of any age. Yes, while it's a huge hit with toddlers and preschoolers, even older kids like tweens and teens can enjoy the sensory experience of moon sand.

easy diy moon sand

It's super easy to make, super fun to play with, and only takes 2 ingredients.

Easy DIY Moon Sand


8 cups flour

1 cup baby oil

Note: I used all-purpose flour for my moon sand.


In a large container, measure out the 8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil. I used my hands to mix this together really well. At first, it feels really weird. Kids might like helping with this part too, but it won't have the moon sand texture until it's all mixed really well so that it's evenly coated.

making moon sand with flour

two ingredient moon sand

Once your moon sand is mixed thoroughly, you can enjoy playing with it. Squishing it between your fingers or using little sand molds to create different shapes. Little ones will enjoy scooping and measuring and creating shapes in the sand. You can add little toys like these dinosaur figurines for another fun way to play with the moon sand.

crab shape in moon sand

starfish shape in moon sand

This makes a pretty good size amount of moon sand to be able to play with and make shapes. You can double to recipe for even more fun or cut it in half if you don't want to make as much. When we are done playing with the moon sand we make sure to close the lid up so it keeps our moon sand doesn't dry out. We have had our moon sand for a few weeks and it's still going strong, so I'm not sure exactly how long it will last.

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container of moon sand and toys

How will you play with your moon sand?

Looking for another summer craft idea? Check out our Puffy Sidewalk Chalk Paint for outdoor fun!


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