Watermelon Moon Sand Recipe

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It had been a while since I made moon sand for the girls, so today when they needed a fun activity I quickly whipped some up.  With Summer finally upon us I decided to give this batch a Summery theme.  If you are unfamiliar with moon sand it is truly amazing stuff.  It is mold-able but crumbly and produces the best sandcastles.  It is really easy to make at home, too.

Watermelon Moon Sand
Watermelon Moon Sand Recipe- If you are unfamiliar with moon sand it is truly amazing stuff.  It is mold-able but crumbly and produces the best sandcastles.  It is really easy to make at home, too.
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Watermelon Moon Sand Recipe
Method
Combine the sand, kool-aid powder, and corn starch in a sensory bin or similar container and mix well.  Then slowly add the water a little at a time and mix.  Slowly add more water until the desired consistency is reached.  The moon sand should be mold-able, crumbly, and slightly moist but not too wet.  (If you accidentally add too much water just add more of the dry ingredients) 

Watermelon Moon Sand Recipe- If you are unfamiliar with moon sand it is truly amazing stuff.  It is mold-able but crumbly and produces the best sandcastles.  It is really easy to make at home, too.

Give kids cups, buckets, scoopers, and other gadgets, and they will have a blast building and constructing 

Watermelon Moon Sand Recipe- If you are unfamiliar with moon sand it is truly amazing stuff.  It is mold-able but crumbly and produces the best sandcastles.  It is really easy to make at home, too.

Moon sand molds easily and holds together really well, making it a fabulous play sand for kids

Watermelon Moon Sand Recipe- If you are unfamiliar with moon sand it is truly amazing stuff.  It is mold-able but crumbly and produces the best sandcastles.  It is really easy to make at home, too.

Rosie and Jewel loved the watermelon scent of the sand.  Watermelon is one of their very favorite things, and it's aroma truly captured the essence of Summer.  They loved the squishy feel of the sand between their fingers, and building watermelon towers and castles delighted them for much of the morning.  

Watermelon Moon Sand Recipe- If you are unfamiliar with moon sand it is truly amazing stuff.  It is mold-able but crumbly and produces the best sandcastles.  It is really easy to make at home, too.
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A Few Tips:  After play you can store your moon sand in a covered bin for future use.  The next time you want to use it just add a touch of water and remix the sand.  You can use regular play sand or red play sand when making this.  If using regular play sand you may want to add additional color to your recipe using food coloring or powdered paint.  I used red play sand purchased for $2 at Michaels.  You can also find red play sand online here.  You can find regular play sand at Home Depot for very inexpensive ($5 for 25 pounds ) or online here.

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Pumpkin Moon Sand Recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose- amazing Fall activity for kids   How to make Sand Slime.  What could be more fun than super stretchy, OOZING sand?  Out of all the ways we have played with sand this has definitely been a favorite!  This recipe is super easy, too!   Make your own colored sand- so easy and so much cheaper than the store bought stuff!
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