Moon Dough Activity

If you’re tired of play-doh, but not up for slime, try making moon dough. It’s more malleable than play-doh, but not quite as sticky as slime. And conditioner is one of the main ingredients, making it easy to wash out of your kid’s hair. This moon dough activity is a great way to spend an hour or two with your little one.

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Moon Dough

On the spectrum of squishy things to play with, moon dough falls between play-doh and slime. It’s softer and more malleable than play-doh, but not as goopy as slime. It’s a fun and easy rainy day activity to pull out when you’ve been stuck inside a while.

The perks of making moon dough is that it’s easy (3 ingredients + optional glitter), it smells nice, and you can easily take things up a notch by adding glitter. The downfalls of moon dough is that it’s decently sticky. It stuck to the table cloth, our play-doh cookie cutters and all over my son’s hair.

The moon dough washed off the cookie cutters pretty easily. I was able to comb most of the dough out of my little guy’s hair. The rest washed out in the shower (one of the perks of having conditioner as a main ingredient).


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Moon Dough Recipe

1/2 cup conditioner
1 cup corn starch
Food coloring
Glitter (optional)

Mix together conditioner, corn starch, food coloring, and glitter (if desired) in large bowl using a wooden spoon. Once mostly mixed together, knead together mixture into a big ball.


Overall, moon dough is a fun activity to try on a rainy day or if you’re looking to take a break from plah-doh, but it’s not an every day activity.

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Fun with Moon Dough