Moon Dough

Moon dough is a fun, inexpensive craft that you can make right at home; all you need is cornstarch, conditioner, and food coloring (optional) to make a fun indoor activity that will entertain the kids for hours. 

Moon Dough

If you are trying to inspire creativity in your kids this summer or on a rainy day, then look no further than making moon dough with the kids. This fun creative craft turns into hours of imaginative play once it is made. It is so easy to make (no cooking required) and it is a great project to do with the kids. Make as many batches as you want in all the colors your kids desire. This inexpensive moon dough recipe will become your go-to craft when your kids want to get creative with their hands. 

Moon Dough

Want even more creative fun? Try our homemade playdough recipe as well. 

Moon Dough

What is Moon Dough?

Moon dough is a soft dough that is made with just two ingredients (3 if you choose to dye it a different color) that is fun for kids to play with again and again. It is super simple to make and can be used again and again. It is non-toxic making it safe for kids of all ages to play with. 

Moon Dough

Just be careful with little ones, it is made with conditioner for it is not safe for them to put in their mouths. 

Moon Dough

Ingredients:

  • ½ Cup Cornstarch
  • ¼ Cup Conditioner
  • 6 Drops Food Coloring (not gel or oil)

How to Make Moon Dough

  • Place both the conditioner and the cornstarch in a medium mixing bowl, making sure to put them beside each other and not on top.
  • Place the food coloring on top of the conditioner.
  • Mix the conditioner with the food dye before mixing all the ingredients together until a dough form starts to appear.
  • At this time, switch to your hands and knead the mixture until it reaches a soft playdough like texture. 
  • If it turns out too sticky, let it sit a bit before use as the dough will dry out just a bit more after only about 15 minutes of being mixed together. So, adding more ingredients before this has happened could result in a dry dough.
moon dough
  • Store in sealed, separate containers, if you desire, and enjoy!
moon dough

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you prefer to not add food coloring, just use a conditioner in the color that you would like your moon dough to be. 
  • Any conditioner will work, so pick up the most inexpensive bottles that you can find. Your dough will smell like the conditioner a bit so make sure you like the smell prior to buying. This will wear off as time goes on. 
  • Be sure to not use gel or oil based food dyes when dying your moon dough. 
  • When playing with your moon dough, the colors can easily mix together, so just be aware of that when the kids begin to play. Luckily, it is very inexpensive and easy to make moon dough whenever you feel up to it. 
  • This is a little messy when you play, so be sure to play on a clean surface that you can clean up easily after each use. 
  • If you want multiple colors of moon dough, make one batch per color. Do not try to divide the batch into multiple colors. 
Moon Dough

Storage

You will want to store your moon dough in airtight plastic bags in a cool dry spot. I usually store each color individually to prevent mixing. This will last for at least 1 month when stored correctly. 

moon dough
Moon Dough

Moon Dough

Moon dough is a fun, inexpensive craft that you can make right at home; all you need is cornstarch, conditioner, and food coloring (optional) to make a fun indoor activity that will entertain the kids for hours.

Ingredients

  • ½ Cup Cornstarch
  • ¼ Cup Conditioner
  • 6 Drops Food Coloring (not gel or oil)

Instructions

  1. Place both the conditioner and the cornstarch in a medium mixing bowl, making sure to put them beside each other and not on top.
  2. Place the food coloring on top of the conditioner.
  3. Mix the conditioner with the food dye before mixing all the ingredients together until a dough form starts to appear.
  4. At this time, switch to your hands and knead the mixture until it reaches a soft playdough like texture. 
  5. If it turns out too sticky, let it sit a bit before use as the dough will dry out just a bit more after only about 15 minutes of being mixed together. So, adding more ingredients before this has happened could result in a dry dough.
  6. Store in sealed, separate containers, if you desire, and enjoy!

Notes

Prep Time: 5-20 Minutes

Yields: About ½ Cup of Dough

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