Except we just made some more. *Sigh* What was I thinking?
Anyway, there are tons of Moon Sand recipes out there on the Internet, just do a search (if you use Swagbucks, you might earn points good for all kinds of gift cards and merchandise).
We mixed about 10 c. of play sand with ~ 3 c. of cornstarch, and added a little over 1 c. of water--our sand was already damp, though, so if you're starting with dry sand you'll probably want to add more water, up to ~2.5 cups or so. To get a texture similar to commercial Moon Sand, use super fine play sand, which is available in lots of different colors.
That's it. If it's a little dry the next time you want to play with it, just sprinkle a little more water on it and work it in. Easy-peasy.
So that leads us to our next theme, which is:
|This is the shirt Roger's wearing today :)|
Little known fact about Scarlet: when I was in college I spent a summer researching gene transfer in mosquitoes (more about that in a future post. Maybe).
True story: this was the summer that the original Jurassic Park came out :)
ANYWAY! The reason we made the moon sand was to put in our bug sensory bin.
It's super simple: just the moon sand*, some river rocks, and a few plastic bugs (and yes, there's a spider, too, even though spiders are not insects). I added a magnifying glass, bug net, some small plastic containers, a funnel and some tongs.
Are you excited, friends? Bunches of beautiful bug projects coming up soon!
*If you don't like the idea of moon sand, pebbles, dry beans, or lentils would work well in this sensory bin.