Homemade Gluten Free Moon Sand

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How to make Homemade Gluten Free Moon Sand – a soft, silky, bright play sand that is SO much fun to play with!

containers of blue, yellow, and red moon sand
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Easy Homemade Moon Sand

I have a friend with a severe gluten allergy, who is now looking for ideas to keep her kids busy while she works from home.

She’s looking for more ideas to make with her kiddo, but she needs them to not contain any gluten- which is a touch hard in homemade play dough that is good for sensory play since so many rely on flour as a base.

This recipe for Homemade Gluten Free Moon Sand is a soft, silky, bright, makes great shapes – and it is SO much fun to play with!

This moon sand comes together to make shapes, but if you crumble it a bit it goes back to a soft sand shape.

It is best when used in a big sensory tub (this stuff goes EVERYWHERE if your kids are “creative” like mine… trust me, its best to keep it contained), and I like to give my kids plenty of fun tools to use with it like measuring cups, spoons, cookie cutters, cups to fill and make sand castles, etc.

containers of blue, yellow, and red moon sand

This is a great activity when you need to get something done, and keep your kids entertained.

It’s perfect for making dinner – you can watch them play while you cook, but the bright colors will keep them mesmerized and playing quietly.

Since this play dough is made from completely edible items, it won’t harm your kids if a tiny bit ends up in their mouths- but it tastes pretty awful so they won’t go eating it, either.

You can also add essential oils if you’d like!

kid playing with moonsand, containers of blue, yellow, and red moon sand

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Colorful sprinkles and small bowls on a white surface for making homemade gluten-free moon sand.
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Gluten Free Homemade Moon Sand

This moonsand is a great way to get your kid's some senory play! Its technically edible but best not to eat it.
Course Crafts
Cuisine American
Keyword diy, gluten free craft, moon sand, sensory, sensory play
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1
Calories 2589kcal
Author Courtney ODell

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup baking powder or soda
  • ¾ cup gluten free corn starch
  • 1 cup oil
  • Food coloring

Instructions

  • Mix cornstarch and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Add oil in a quarter cup at a time, stir vigorously.
  • Mixture will start to turn into moldable clay. If you like it more squishy, add a little more oil. For a silky texture that doesnt stick to your hands, a little less oil. Play with it as you go to find a texture you like.
  • Stir in food coloring and set out to play!

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 2589kcal | Carbohydrates: 172g | Fat: 225g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 200g | Trans Fat: 2g | Sodium: 17574mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 37g

About Courtney

Courtney loves to share great wine, good food, and loves to explore far flung places- all while masting an everyday elegant and easy style at lifestyle blog Sweet C’s Designs. Sweet C's devoted to finding the best food and drinks you'll want to make or find, around the world!

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  1. autokollita toixou says:

    Ok this is amazing, I mean I would even find it amusing for myself!
    I really don’t mind about the gluten thing, but I do find it nice that it is edible

    1. Katherine says:

      So glad you like it! Please share it with anyone you think would enjoy it!