Thursday, May 9, 2013

Making Moon Mud!

We usually make our moon sand with cornstarch, sand, and baby oil. However a blog reader commented that when they make their moon sand- they use water instead of oil.  So, of course, my first thought was- why make moon sand when you could make MOON MUD? 

And so you have it- our homemade moon mud!

Basically, it ends up being a sandy- runny oobleck!
It acts kind of like a solid-
and kind of like a liquid.....

Now, I'm sure I will get all kinds of questions on the exact recipe and proportions to make this stuff.....  The truth is, we rarely measure. We just mix it up until it looks and feels about right!

Today, we made ours with too much water. (It was an experiment.)
So, we removed some off the top. 

After we were done playing in the mud- we let it sit.
A little bit more of the water evaporated while we napped....

Then, this afternoon- It was perfect!
Hard as a rock on the bottom, until you dig into grab it...
Then.... OOOOOZE!

Perfect Moon Mud!

Here are a few tips for you if you decide to try making moon mud:

1) Follow the recipe for moon sand found here. Except instead of oil- use water.

2) Add a little bit of water at a time until you get the perfect consistency! It is always easier to add more water than it is to take water away!

Plan on hours of messy fun!

If you do try to make moon mud, we'd love to hear about it!

What is your favorite messy activity? 


Lisajean said...

We are going to try this tomorrow!

Amy A @ Child Central Station said...

Lisajean- you will have SO much fun with it :). We have now added Kool-Aid to ours! The whole place smells like grape AND the Kool-Aid color separated! The cornstarch turned pink and the water is blue! HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!!

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