To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the moon landing, we will be making moon sand!
What is the moon’s surface made of? The actual moon’s surface is made up of a talcum powder-like dust and is covered with rocks, craters, dead volcanoes, and ancient lava flows.
Fun fact: We are huge NASA nerds over here at the Swansen house. So much so, that one year I bought my husband property on the moon for Christmas. I even upgraded my purchase to be next to one of the craters! I’m not sure if my purchase is legitimate or not (I mean can anyone really sell the moon?) But they did send us a deed, so maybe our great great great grandchildren will be lucky land owners one day!
To create a kinetic sand like powder that imitates the moons surface, you will only need two ingredients:
- Baking flour
- Baby oil
- Combine 8 cups of baking flour and 1.5 cups of baby oil into a mixer.
- Mix for 8-10 minutes on medium speed.
- Pour moon sand mixture into a large plastic tube and enjoy!
Bonus set: Print out my Moon and American flag free printables. Just cut along the lines, attach to skewers or tooth picks, and stick them in the moon sand to recreate how Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin planted the American flag on the moon on July 20th, 1969.