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. aha! i never bought it for myself because i was afraid of what it would do to our kitchen. but, i have (apparently) inflicted pain and angst on other moms when i have given it as a gift. my heartfelt apologies!

  2. Our moon sand was banished to outside ONLY and it was still a problem, so now it is for playing on the grass only (it helps with all the grains that get on the ground and then get tracked in the house). We have had our 10 lbs. for a year and it is almost gone and it will NOT be replaced. I will continue to take advantage of the FREE day at the children's musuem and use THEIR Moon Sand and leave the mess there.

  3. So funny! That's exactly how I feel right down to the "eat over your plates please!" Messes = Fun and LearningGotta keep reminding myself of that every time I cringe when I hear something else hit the floor!

  4. We got some moon sand for my niece for her birthday. One of the other moms there went on and on and on about how horrible it was, and basically just told my niece's mom to throw it away. We felt really good after that :-). I was embarrassed, but hey, it looked fun, and I didn't know. It's nice to see how many of you let your kids play with messy stuff, even though it's a pain for you, becuase the kids enjoy it.

  5. I have thus far resisted the temptation to purchase this for my kids for exactly the issue that you address. It does look like a lot of fun though.Each year when we buy sand to fill the sandbox, I remind all the children that I must love them a lot to be willing to clean up all that sand that we are dumping into the sandbox off of my floors, carpets and out of their hair because that is where every bit of it ends up.

  6. I think I want to play with Moonsand now. I've never used the stuff before. I've always got playdoh stuck to the floor so Moonsand may be in our future if it's more like a powder when it lands on the floor.

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