My daughter loves playing in sand. I saw this idea for making moon sand from Tammy over at creativekkids.com. I modified it and used canola oil instead of baby oil. M kid loves it! She played with it for a good while, about 45 to 50 minutes or so when we first made it. And she always wants to keep playing with it. I may need to make her some more as what we had made is all gone. My toddler decided to throw some around in the air like rain drops. In addition I had it in a loosely covered bin outside and I am assuming the squirrels got into because I saw one sitting on the top of the bin one day and the next morning the cover was off. I threw it away because I want it to be safe for my toddler in the event she puts it into her mouth.
To make use:
8 cups flour
1 cup plus 1/4 cup canola oil
Mix well until the mixture looks like damp sand.
As seen below, that is what is left behind on the concrete.