Activity Time: Moon Dough

Playing with dough is fun!  It’s so squishy, the imaginative creations are limitless and it is also calming. Playing with dough can have a relaxing, stress reducing effect on the body.

Let’s make some moon dough today! Head into the kitchen and mix this recipe up with the kids.  It only has 2 ingredients and it smells great. For a little extra relaxation, add a few drops of lavender essential oil.

Supplies needed:

  • Conditioner
  • Cornstarch
  • Measuring cups
  • Bowl
  • Optional: Food coloring
  • Optional: Essential oils

Measure out 1 cup of conditioner and 2 cups of cornstarch. Mix them together.  I found a spatula worked really well.  My bowl was a little too small to mix without making a huge mess on my counter. I recommend picking a bigger bowl or take the ingredients outside and let the kids make a big mess mixing themselves!

Once it starts to come together and look more like a dough, use your hands to mix and knead your dough until it makes a ball.  

If it is sticky, add more cornstarch. If it is dry and flaky, add some more conditioner. 

If you want, this is a good time to add your extras like food coloring and/or essential oils. My conditioner was both scented and lightly colored, so I did not add anything to my dough. This recipe makes quite a bit, our big moon in the image up above was one batch.  Try dividing your dough into different colors and scents!

The moon dough should remain pliable and soft for a week.  If it starts to dry out, just add some conditioner.  

My kid is enjoying making alien and monster creatures out of the dough, and I am enjoying squeezing it like a stress ball.  

Tell me below in the comments; what did you make with your moon dough?

Cindy

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