This simple moon sand recipe uses coconut oil. We then sent it with taste safe ingredients. It’s the perfect sensory activity for kids of all ages, even toddlers!Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!

Moon sand with coconut oil

Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand it is a fun sensory experience for kids of all ages.

You can find lots of different recipes around the web on how to make your own at home, but after reading quite a few I knew I was going to have to come up with something a little different.

My version, a coconut oil moon sand with a summer twist

Ever since doing research for the book I co-authored, The Undeniable Power of Play, I know how important sensory play can be for a child. I also learned how engaging multiple senses is even better.

Since I wanted to let V take the lead with this medium, I wanted to make sure it was a taste safe moon sand.

With all of these things in mind I came up with my own coconut oil moon sand recipe, and you’re going to love it!

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What you need for your cloud dough:

  • 2 Cups of flour.
  • 1/3 Cup of Coconut oil.
  • The zest of one lemon.
  • Yellow food coloring. Or the color of their choice.

 Making your coconut oil kinetic sand:

Check out these quick step by step instructions for making moon sand with coconut oil. Then you can watch it all in action in the video below.

 

Measure out 2 cups of flour. Zest your lemon right on top. Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!

Measure out your coconut oil and microwave until it is in liquid form. About 15-20secs is all it takes.

Add it to your flour mixture then add a few squirts of food coloring.Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!

Start mixing together with your hands. The more you squeeze it together the more the color will mix into the flour. Once you can squeeze it in your hand to form it’s done! Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!
I made a second batch so I could make a quick DIY video for you. We decided to make that batch blue and green. The lemon scent doesn’t have to be yellow, right… Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!

**Side note one batch was plenty and a lot less messy**

V played with this dough for almost 2 hours straight! She loved making impressions of things. From her hands to some of her favorite toys.Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!

She really took the reigns on this and didn’t need much guidance.Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!

However, I wanted to play too. Together, we built a snowman.Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!

Volcanos and mountains were fun too. She grabbed some of her play dough toys, spoons, & scoops. It was fun to watch her play. When she was done, a recycled tub was perfect to tuck it away for the night.Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!

Until tomorrow… I am sure we will be playing again!

See how easy this sensory activity comes together in this quick video!

music by: Bensound.com

If you enjoyed this sensory play fun, please share it!Whether you call it moon sand, cloud dough, or kinetic sand this recipe is perfect! It is taste safe coconut oil moon sand. We added a fun summer twist as well!

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