One sunny afternoon last week we made moondough, I have seen a few posts about it and thought the Little ones would like to play with it as they both love playdough. We made our own using flour and baby oil adding a bit of each and mixing it until it formed a ball that stuck together, it is not like playdough it forms a ball when you squash it together but crumbles up easily and falls apart. It did make our hands really soft though.
We added red food colouring to try and make it go pink, the first attempt I didn't add enough and it went kind of an orangy flour colour, to this one we added some tiny beads I had to give it a bit of texture. The second one we added more colour and it just went bright red instead of pink, to this one we added sequins.
The Little ones couldn't wait to get stuck in, we did this activity in the garden as I know playdough and carpets do not mix, let alone crumbly moondough and I am SO glad I did!
The Little ones got their play crockery and attempted to make some dinner with it.
It was a good job this blanket was washable!! The moondough was quite easy to shake off in the bin and it came out in the wash no problem off their clothes as well as the rug. When the Little ones started adding grass to the crumbs I decided that it was probably time to stop!
We had only played with the moondough for about 20 minutes and there was still plenty of time until teatime so as we had lots of oily and floury utensils I suggested the Little ones washed up, they thought it was a great idea.
There was plenty of washing, sloshing and cleaning going on and they were having a good time albeit getting a tad soggy which no one minded.
We enjoyed making and playing with the moondough but I wasn't so sure on the mess it made, perhaps we'll have another go and use a recipe this time either that or it can be bought quite cheapy in multiple colours that might be a better idea!
Have you played with moondough, did it make as much mess as ours?