EASY TO MAKE MOONSAND
And so Moonsand was made after a conversation went a little something like this….
‘Kids, it’s time for this month’s craft challenge and the theme is to make something sporty, you know, because it’s going to be a Summer of sports from Rio and all that.’
(without hesitation) ‘Oooo, indoor sandcastle championship’
I totally missed the 2012 sandcastle medal ceremony but this is about letting the kids imagination create whatever they can and I must say how much we utterly enjoyed making this and how addicting actually playing with Moonsand is.
What you’ll need.
- Some printable mini flags (these can be found on the internet)
- Cocktail sticks
- Bostik Glu Pen
- 1 large bag of plain flour (1kg)
- 1 bottle of baby oil
- Small cups or mini buckets
- Firstly (before the mess REALLY starts) you need to make the flags. Cut out and colour in the flags of your choice, then glue the reverse side using the Bostik Glu pen, fold over around a cocktail stick and place to the side whilst you make your Moonsand.
- Take 1 kg of plain flour and add to this 240ml of baby oil and mix with your hands until all of the flour and oil is combined and when squeezed will stay in the shape that you just formed. It really is this easy. It feels so very soft and pliable, the kids totally loved the texture of it!
- Next find some potential hollow shapes to build said sandcastles and build away!
If you want to reuse this over and over then all you need to do is store the Moonsand in a plastic container but make sure it has a lid. Yes, it makes a mess but a quick hoover round soon got rid of the flour on the carpet, it would be better to do this outside or at least on laminate flooring though.
None of us managed to get our sandcastles above level two but as you can see the UK won the majority of the trophies. We’d love to see your pictures if you make Moonsand of your own.
Craft supplies were sent to use free of charge by Craft Merrily for us to take part in Bostik Bloggers 2016