First off was a visit to the beach to collect a bucket of beach sand. This ended up being a whole morning activity and the very best part was seeing some humpback whales very close to shore. They put on a wonderful display for us.
We found some recipes for Moon Sand online and ended up adapting ours a little to get the consistency we wanted (ours was a little wetter than traditional shop brought Moon Sand).
4 cups beach sand
2 cups corn flour
1 cup of water
Combine sand and corn flour in a container.
This resulted in a mix more like the traditional moon sand and the first photo above. But we decided to add a little more water to our so our consistency was slightly wetter but still an awesome texture.
The end result looked wet but wasn't. It was easy to sculpt with and form into castles, balls and volcanoes. We have ours stored in a plastic container with the lid so it doesn't dry out.