Moon Mud Recipe

If you don’t know what “moon mud” is then maybe you’ve heard of Flubber.  It’s kind-of like stretchy playdoh.  Anyway, my 4 year old brought some home that they made at school.  Her class had been talking about the Earth and space.  She was so excited to play with it and show her sister when she got home.  They ended up playing with it at the kitchen table for over an hour.  It was so neat to watch all that they created with it.

I’ve always wanted to make it but never did.  I didn’t know it was so easy!  Here’s the recipe.

1 1/2 cups of cold water

16 oz. Elmer’s glue

1 cup of very hot water

2 Tbsp. Borax ( the laundry booster)

In a large bowl, pour cold water.  Add glue and mix well.  In a separate bowl, pour hot water.  Add Borax.  Next add the hot mixture with the cold mixture and knead immediately with your hands.  At first it will feel very messy but within seconds it will become a good consistency.

This can be stored in a zip-loc bag for a couple of months.  This recipe makes a large batch, but you can cut it in half.  After it is made you can let your child color it with washable markers.  The colors will swirl together.  Playing with it has so many educational experiences.  Have fun!


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