Ingredients to make moon sand

Make your own moon sand

It’s hard to believe that something so simple can be so much fun – but it is!

October 1, 2020
Ingredients to make moon sand

You will need:

  • 8 cups all-purpose flour (not gluten free)
  • 1 cup baby oil
  • Large mixing bowl

This would be a good way to use up flour that is close to, or past its ‘best before’ date. Moon sand can keep for weeks in a sealed, airtight container.


  1. Put the flour and baby oil into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Mix well for 5-10 minutes to get everything completely incorporated. You can mix it with your hands or if you have a dough attachment on your mixer, you can use that instead.
  3. Put it in a large container and start playing!

You can: Provide building tools such as cups to build sandcastles Use with toy cars or trucks Make a landscape for dinosaurs and other animals

Gluten-free moon sand

Use equal amounts of::

  • Shaving cream
  • Cornflour

The quantities don’t have to be that exact, you can always adjust the mixture if it’s not the right consistency. You can also add colouring to this version as it doesn’t contain oil and the colour will distribute evenly through the ‘sand’.

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