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.
- Measuring cups
- 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?