homemade moon sand = fail

  • Jul, 12 , 11
  • windish01@yahoo.com

I've seen this recipe all over the web lately. Both the boys are obsessed with the idea of moon sand. Well, they are obsessed with really any toy, gadget, or expensive thing they market towards kids during Saturday morning cartoons. Anyway, I thought it would be fun to try it.

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The recipe I had called for 4 cups of sand, 1 cup corn starch, 1 cup water. I thought maybe the koolaid would color the sand, but it didn't. Maybe because ours was yellow? I don't know.

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Adding the cornstarch. I didn't have quite a full cup. That might have been our problem.

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The boys lost interest pretty quickly after the mixing point. The sand didn't hold together like moon sand is supposed to. Maybe store bought moon sand is the same way? Because we all know it never works quite like the commercial says!

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We would have been better off just to add some water. That's what it ended up like, wet sand...

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As you can see, there is no shortage of sand here! The "moon sand" was soon integrated in with the regular sand.

Whatever...win some, lose some. At least it was just a little sand and cornstarch and a pack of gross koolaid:)



Jul 12 ,2011

ha i feel the same way about anything i make really … it never turns out … COOL! and i’m sure with the store bought moon sand the packaging is what you are paying for there … i’m sure it acts the same way as the homemade! and a good thing … you got some cute pics out of the deal!