Watermelon Moon Sand
Watermelon Moon Sand Recipe
- 4 cups of play sand (you can use traditional or red sand)
- 2 cups of corn starch
- 1/2 -1 cup of water
- 1 watermelon Kool-aid packet (available in most grocery stores for 20 cents )
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)
Give kids cups, buckets, scoopers, and other gadgets, and they will have a blast building and constructing
Moon sand molds easily and holds together really well, making it a fabulous play sand for kids
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.
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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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