Moon Sand

Duration: 30 to 45 mins


  • Ask child to help with making the moon sand

  • Let child chose what color s/he would like. Can always make more than one color

  • This may get a bit messy, but it is a lot of fun!


medium / large bowl

measuring spoons



mesh strainer

Quart-sized mason jar (or any glass jar) with a lid

4 cups cornstarch or arrowroot powder

1 cup coconut oil or baby oil

food coloring or powdered fruits and veggies like beetroot powder or spirulina 

essential oils


  1. Add arrowroot powder or cornstarch to a medium/large bowl.

  2. If you’re using food coloring, now is the time to add in a table spoon of coconut oil. add a teaspoon.

  3. The dye won’t fully mix with the oil, whisk with a fork to help the color distribute more evenly,

  4. Once you combine the oil with the flour the dye will mix in.

  5. Add the coconut oil to the cornstarch/arrowroot powder and mix everything together.

  6. Finished up with our fingers.

  7. When the moon sand is fully mixed the color was still pretty light. can add more food coloring 

Keywords: sand, squeeze, crumble, make, mold

Photo source: Laughing Kids Learn