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Moon Dough Recipe

Moon Dough (silky smooth moldable dough)

This is a fun craft idea to involve your child into making the dough; it involves measuring, pouring, and touching different textures. Moon dough can be a fun tactile activity, it makes a soft playdoh texture.

What You Will Need


2 cups of cornstarch

1 cup of conditioner

Food coloring (optional)


  1. Add cornstarch and conditioner to a bowl and mix together.

  2. Mold into a ball to get all ingredients mixed together.

  3. Add food coloring if desired (use gloves as it will stain hands).

  4. Time to play.

  5. Place in a container to play and store.


  • Best to use colored conditioner if you want color to your moon dough, you can use food coloring, but I would wear disposable gloves as it will stain your hands

  • Activity can be messy

  • You can adjust recipe as needed to make a firmer texture

  • Place moon dough in a tub as it starts getting messy and falling apart after playing a couple times

Recipe and Article by: Kylie Hinton, OTR

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