Apple Moon Sand

Make your own moon sand that smells just like apple!  My kids love this play recipe. #applecraftspreschool #applecrafts #applecraftsforkids #apples #applespreschooltheme #applesrecipes #moonsand #moonsandrecipe #moonsanddiy #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
If your kids like play dough, then they will love MOON SAND!
Rosie and Jewel loved the pumpkin sand we made so much that we decided to make another batch of play sand perfect for Fall.  Read on for the easy recipe.
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What is Moon Sand?

  • Moon sand is a non Newtonian fluid, meaning that it acts as both a solid and a liquid interchangeably.
  • When hands move quickly you can pick it up and even form it into shapes. 
  • However, once hands are still the sand will slowly turn to a liquid and ooze.
Pretty cool stuff!  Are you ready to give it a try?

 Apple Moon Sand Recipe

Method
  • Combine the dry ingredients in a play bin or container.
  • Then, slowly begin to add water and mix, slowly adding more water and mixing until the desired consistency is reached.
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  • Add color if desired, using 1-2 teaspoons of powdered paint or watercolors.  
  • We used our recipe for homemade paint powder.
  • The amount of water you add is forgiving and really up to you.  We always begin with 1 cup and then slowly add more until the desired consistency is reached.
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Make your own moon sand that smells just like apple!  My kids love this play recipe. #applecraftspreschool #applecrafts #applecraftsforkids #apples #applespreschooltheme #applesrecipes #moonsand #moonsandrecipe #moonsanddiy #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
Make your own moon sand that smells just like apple!  My kids love this play recipe. #applecraftspreschool #applecrafts #applecraftsforkids #apples #applespreschooltheme #applesrecipes #moonsand #moonsandrecipe #moonsanddiy #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids
  • We like to slowly add water as we play so that we can explore changes in consistency along the way.  Add pie pans and gadgets, and kids are sure to have a blast!
Make your own moon sand that smells just like apple!  My kids love this play recipe. #applecraftspreschool #applecrafts #applecraftsforkids #apples #applespreschooltheme #applesrecipes #moonsand #moonsandrecipe #moonsanddiy #fallcrafts #growingajeweledrose #activitiesforkids

Rosie and Jewel loved making pies and treats as they explored the fun texture of the apple moon sand. They played and played and played.
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Tips & Storage: 
  • Store moon sand in an open container between play, and it can be used for up to 1 week!
  • It will dry out!  That is ok.  
  • When you are ready to play again simply add a bit of water to the bin until the desired consistency is reached.  
  • Do not cover the moon sand, as it will grow mold if stored in a closed container.
  • Powdered paint can be purchased on Amazon here.  You could also make your own using this recipe.
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