Moon Sand

Being a stay at home mom can be super rewarding.  I’ve watched Carter grow from the moment he was brought into this world.  Even though it can be challenging at times, I am so thankful for the opportunity that I get to stay at home with him.  Most days we play outside as much as we can, but sometimes the weather isn’t the best and we need to find some fun indoor activities.  I am always looking for those rainy day activities that will not only be fun for Carter, but will also help him learn.  Sensory activities have been really fun at this age.  Carter loves to get his hands messy and feel different textures of things.

I found a recipe for some “Moon Sand” online, and knew I had to try it!  It was so much fun that I sealed the container up so that we can play with it on our next rainy day inside.  The recipe is super easy, and only takes two ingredients!  I actually didn’t have enough flour so I only did half of the recipe today and it still made plenty.  I hope you and your own kiddos love making your own sand!


  • 8 cups flour
  • 1 cup baby oil


  1. In a large bowl add the baby oil to the flour.  Combine well with a whisk.  Then feel free to get your hands a little dirty and continue to mix the sand.
  2. Store in any type of container.  I used an aluminum pan, that Carter played right out of, which was super easy!

Next time I will try putting some of Carter’s mini cars and dump trucks in the pan.  I’m sure he would love that too!  Another great activity with the sand is to help your little one draw letters or numbers in it.  It can make things a little extra messy, but that’s the point right?!

Have fun!

Love of love and God Bless,


About Alyssa Janis

Hi Everyone! Welcome to my Lifestyle Blog! Thank you so much for coming to my site to learn a little more about me and our family. I am 29 years old, (oh my goodness almost 30...), and have been married to my amazing husband, Jeff, for five years. I am also a mom! Carter James is our adorable, little blondie who is three, and Payton Jeanne is our baby girl who just turned one this past July. Bella is our yellow lab, and Chuckles is our cat. Of course I had to mention the fur babies because I'm sure they will come up in this blog at some point. I've been wanting to start a blog for quite some time now, and I think God finally gave me the courage to do it. I have always enjoyed writing, and while this is new to me, I'd love to share a little more about my life with you. My hope is for you to read this blog and feel like you're having normal conversation with me, so feel free to ask questions and make comments! I look forward to sharing our former NFL family life, mommy tips, recipes, favorite bible verses, and more. Looking forward to sharing the next play with you!

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