was a hot holiday gift item this year for those kids that love to mold things into shapes and then ... smash them down again. While clay and play-doh has always been available, these items aren't nearly as pliable in a millisecond like Moon Sand is. Sand is, well, sand -- and clay-type items aren't.
But Moon Sand is not that cheap, setting most of us back $10 or more. What is it? Basically, sand plus water plus cornstarch
. Moon Sand is also colored, so a coloring agent can be thrown in there as well if desired. Have some spare sand and water nearby? Most likely, you do. The only cost then is some corn starch.
Once you gather all the ingredients, mix them well and start playing! When done, store your own homemade Moon Sand in an airtight container so it will keep its molding consistency and voila -- your own, custom-made moldable sand. Think those kids under the age of seven will like it? I betcha they will.