Moon Dough

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how to make moon dough

Parents, are you getting to the point where you are running out of activities to do with your children? I understand. I am a mom as well, and after being home for 8 weeks and finding children’s activities each day our creativity levels are running low. So let me help you out. This is an easy inexpensive activity that your little ones will enjoy –  and it might keep them busy for a little while. 

Moon Dough

Moon Dough is a two-ingredient project that costs under $2 for both ingredients. It actually may be a free activity since many households will already have both items in the house. The ingredients you will need are cornstarch and conditioner, yes the stuff with which you soften your hair. 


  • 1 cup cornstarch 
  • ½ cup cheap conditioner


In a clean bowl, combine the cornstarch and the conditioner and mix. I use a rubber spatula to start and after it starts forming a dough-like mixture, switch to your hands. The more you work the dough, the more it comes together and feels like play dough, but it smells a lot better. You can use some food coloring, but be careful not to stain your hands and other objects. Your dough can be stored in an air-tight container or zip lock bag for days. 

I hope this quick activity is something you will give a try and enjoy with your little ones at home. If you do try it, please send us a picture or email telling us about your experience with moon dough.

For more information or questions regarding any of the other Currituck County 4-H activities please contact Stephanie Minton at (252) 232-2262 or by email at