Today, we explored homemade moon sand in the sensory table! Stella really liked it, but not as much as the three-year old I watched today. He was absorbed in this stuff for a very long time and kept coming back to it, adding more materials (vehicles, geometric shapes, play kitchen utensils, cups and bowls…), and exploring it in different ways. I found the idea over at The Imagination Tree and we’ll definitely be making it again! The recipe called for 5 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil and I ended up doubling it to fill our large tub. I was skeptical because of the flour (how could flour be like sand?!), but this stuff was awesome! We added glitter to the mixture later in the day and that added another level of fun.
Not a great picture, but it at least gives you an idea of what it looks like: