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DIY Pumpkin Pie Moon Sand

Learn how to make your own pumpkin moon sand for Fall! It’s easy to put together and your child will have a blast!

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You may remember my Apple Pie Moon Sand from our Apple unit. Well, it was such a hit that I knew we had to do it again. My son is obsessed with pretending bake pies so, pumpkin pie seemed to be an obvious choice for our pumpkin unit!

Just like our last batch of moon sand, I used baby oil because we already had some, though some of our families enrolled in the preschool program have commented that coconut oil works wonderfully!


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How to make Pumpkin Moon Sand

Most people say to use a ratio of about 9:1 parts flour to baby oil. I don’t personally measure. I add some flour to our sensory bin, and squirt some baby oil in! 

Make sure you mix well as you go! Once the flour can hold it’s shape, it’s done. You now have your very own moon sand using just flour and baby oil!

I’ve seen other people add pumpkin puree to their mix to really make it similar to cooking pumpkin pie, but I don’t believe that would have a very long shelf life, so we skipped out on that.

Instead, I added some red and yellow food coloring to make orange, and some pumpkin pie spice for scent!

I provided my son with various scoops and bowls and he had a great time! The flashcards you see pictured are part of my pumpkin unit.

Pumpkin Moon Sand for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Pumpkin Moon Sand for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Pumpkin Moon Sand for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Pumpkin Moon Sand for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Pumpkin Moon Sand for Toddlers & Preschoolers


  • Flour
  • Baby Oil
  • Pumpkin Pie Spice
  • Yellow and Red Food Coloring


Add flour, then mix in small amounts of baby oil until the mixture comes together. From there, add the food coloring and the pumpkin pie spice. The food coloring didn’t mix well with the oil of course, so it wasn’t perfect, but it added a little color.

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