Learn how to make your own pumpkin moon sand for Fall! It’s easy to put together and your child will have a blast!
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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- Here are 25 Pumpkin Activities for your Preschooler’s Pumpkin theme!
- Here’s a list of Pumpkin Books for your Pumpkin Unit Study.
- Here are 25 Pumpkin Crafts for your Preschooler
- Here’s a list of 16 Fun & Delicious Pumpkin-Themed Snacks for your Kids
- Here are some fun Pumpkin Facts for Kids
- Learn how to Process Pumpkin Puree from a Pumpkin with your Kids
Pumpkin Activities & Crafts We’ve Done at the Moore Homestead:
- Anatomy of a Pumpkin
- Pumpkin Stamping Art
- Wash the Pumpkins Sensory Activity
- Pumpkin Patch Invitation to Play
- Pumpkin Suncatchers Craft
- Pumpkin Boats Activity
- Fluffy Pumpkin Slime
- Pumpkin Bubbles Science Experiment
- How to Dye Pumpkin Seeds for Sensory Play and Crafts
- Pumpkin Seed Name Craft
- Pumpkin Shape Sorter
- Pumpkin Volcano Science Experiment
- Pumpkin Paper Plate Craft
- Pumpkin Soup Activity
- Pumpkin Sticker Play for Toddlers
- Pumpkin Squish Bag for Babies & Toddlers
- Painting Pumpkins Art Activity
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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.
- 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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