Lately we have been having a lot of rainy days, so that means we are stuck inside more than usual. That also makes for a very restless and off the walls toddler because we all know they can have a room full of toys and they still think they have nothing. I was the same way as a kid, so I can’t complain too much, right? Well with the colder months coming up, I am looking for some ideas to keep Alexis occupied inside incase it’s too cold to go out. We never know what kind of winter we will have here in good ‘ol North Cackalacky. So when I stumbled upon a how-to on making DIY moonsand from Lessons Learnt Journal, I had to try it.
I have never had moonsand as a child, but I remember seeing commercials on the TV as a kid and it looked really neat. However it was a little pricey for sand, even back then.
& prices only go up from there…
So you could purchase a 5lb box of it here (it’s blue!) for over $22!!
Or you can keep reading and make your own at a fraction of the cost!
- Baby Oil
*The spoon is not necessary nor as useful as I thought it would be.*
The flour I had on hand when I got the itch and did it at 10pm was only half full. So I just dumped it out and started adding in the baby oil on until I got the consistency I wanted. For half a thing of flour, I ended up using the rest of the bottle of baby oil which you may or may not be able to tell only had a little bit missing. I tried mixing with a spoon but that didn’t go very well so I decided I had to get my hands dirty.
A few minutes later I had moonsand!
It holds well when molding and building sand castles. I probably should have added some more oil, but I just used what I had.
It feels so stinkin’ awesome and I just know Alexis is going to have a ball with it.
Add to the Awesome!
To add to the awesome factor so she has something to play with in it besides her same old sandbox toys, I added some little trucks and bugs that I picked up on my Dollar Tree Haul last week.
So all in all, this was about a $6 project – not including the bin that I had on hand from about 5 years ago, but I’m sure you can find something possibly at Dollar Tree as well or somewhere cheap – and I’m sure it will make one little toddler very happy!
I’ll make sure to update and let you guys know if the box keeps it from drying out! As well as add some photos! (:
Make sure you get this awesome and inexpensive project put together for your little ones!
(October 14, 2016)
This is one of the best things I’ve ever done! Alexis can play with this for like an hour at a time.
I got a couple small plastic cups that I had on hand and we make sand castles and villages with them and then run them over with the trucks. …I mean she does. Because I’m an adult. Pahahaha. Seriously, the best DIY activity I’ve ever created.
Also, it doesn’t dry out easily!