Continuing our outer space theme this week, we learned about the moon today. We are using resources from National Geographic Kids to guide our lessons. After learning some fun facts and discussing the phases, we decided to make moon dough to create our very own moon. Connor really enjoyed making and playing with the dough. He even added his own craters to the finished product.
If you haven’t created moon dough before, it is an easy and affordable recipe with only two required ingredients: hair conditioner and corn starch. We spent $2 on supplies for this project.
To start, we combined our hair conditioner and corn starch into a large mixing bowl. I suggest starting with a 1:2 ratio then add in more corn starch as necessary. Mix the ingredients together using the spatula until you achieve the appropriate consistency. If your dough is sticky, slowly add more corn starch. Now you are ready to play!
- Corn starch (2-3 cups)
- Hair conditioner (1 cup)
- Food coloring
- Sequins, foil confetti, glitter