Is Pinterest ever expanding your to do list and not your to done list? Yeah me too.
I also wonder how well some of those pins really work.
So every Thursday, I’m going to try out a pin from my pinterest board. I call it:
It will be my way to finally try out those great ideas rather than keeping them just neatly tucked away on my pin boards. I’ll also give my two cents on how well I think it worked. But don’t worry. My goal will be to keep things positive around here as best I can.
To kick things off, I have a pin from my “child’s play” board.
I’ve seen a couple recipes for this, but this one is the simplest.
Just mix 8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil. Easy to remember right?
I put a batch in a gallon zip top bag for each of my boys to help minimize gooey-ness and messiness while they mixed it. I thought about dyeing it, but didn’t want to risk it dyeing our clothes and hands. So we kept it white.
The boys combined their batches into a clean, shallow tupperware container and went to town.
And you know what? It worked!
It clumped together great.
It even made our hands a bit softer because of the baby oil.
It also…. made a big mess.
I was glad we did it outside.
But really, this wouldn’t be too hard to vacuum up inside either. We have real moon sand and it makes just as big a mess as the real stuff does.
Is it exactly like real moon sand? No. I’m sure the more complicated recipes that call for cornstarch and sand and stuff like that probably do. But this was a wonderful, cheap, easy DIY substitute.
And it makes a ton which multiplies the fun right? (this was just two batches!)
If you need to whip something up quick for some bored kids, this is a good one. You probably have the stuff on hand already as well!