Moon Sand: It looks harmless enough, and its even super fun to play with. The best part is that it’s non-hardening & never dries out, so you can use it over and over again, really you’ll have it forever! (Or until enough is swept off the floor and tossed into the trash that there’s none left. This is what I’m hoping for but the stuff just won’t go away!)

There’s only one problem, from my perspective that is. It always starts like this, seemingly innocent children, playing quietly with sand that’s kept neatly inside their learning trays.


But somehow, it ALWAYS ends up spread in a fine dust all over my nicely cleaned floor. (Its a love/hate relationship…much like my feelings about glitter.)


But if you can prepare yourself for the inevitable mess, it will afford your children about an hour of creating time, and fun play.
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You can roll it out and cut with cookie cutters, mold into almost any shape, build towers, sand castles, and small little heart thingies that your 3 year old loves to come show you.

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And if you leave them alone long enough, they’ll do something like this to thank you for letting them bust out the Moon Sand. My kids love it so much they’ll even offer to sweep it up off the floor and vacuum the nearby carpet and baby who got caught in the cross-fire.


Note: Sweep your floor first, so that later when you go to sweep up all the sand from your floor, you can put it back in the bucket to re-use again. (Unless you want to throw it away, in which case, DON’T sweep your floor first, then when you go to clean up afterwards, tell your kids that sadly you have to throw it away because its mixed with all the crumbs left over from lunch. And maybe next time they if they eat over their plates, you can save some of their precious sand!)


  1. We have the moon sand dilemma as well. I haven't gotten it out in ages, but I think you've inspired me to give it a try today. We have a giant piece of butcher paper, so maybe I'll put it out on top of that.

  2. Oh we love moonsand! We got an inflatable container thing that holds it pretty well and we have a system for that messy stuff (folding table that sets up in the kitchen JUST for playdough, moonsand and the like…. it's FAB stuff — Asashia – you can get moonsand at walmart/target.

  3. I use to hate Moon Sand too. I'm still not a big fan, but when I do let the kids break it out, we do so inside a small plastic swimming pool out on the porch. Of course, it could always be brought into the kithen too, but the walls are high enough that it stays inside. You could also put there trays inside the pool for even less mess!!

  4. Oh good! At least I'm not alone with that problem. It almost looks like they just sprinkled the sand on the floor when they get done playing with it! 🙂 But boy will they play with it for hours! Have a great day!

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