I was running out of things to keep Asher occupied. I thought, why not try a seasonal activity! I jumped on pinterest and immediately at the top of my home screen was Gingerbread Moon Sand. So I clicked on the picture so I could see what ingredients we would need. Perfect! I have everything on hand.
On the pinterest post it showed a little girl playing so nicely with this box full of moon sand. I know Asher loves sand, so this will be great! I made the moon sand in a big container for him. I was so excited as I added some cookie cutters, shatter proof ornaments, and a shovel.
Asher immediately took to the moon sand. He ran over to the box and did not waste any time. Within 3 seconds my kitchen was covered in moon sand. EPIC FAIL! I should know better that my child would not be like the child in the pinterest post. I should have known he would not keep the sand in the box. I immediately started to panic as I sat and watched more and more of the sand ending up on the floor. I took a minute to watch my son shoveling this sand on himself and saw how happy he was. He was having a great time! He did not care the sand was not in the box.
Asher then handed me a shovel and wanted mommy to play too. The sand was literally everywhere until we were done playing. And you know what, it was okay. Asher had a great time and that is all that mattered! I did have to take Asher up for a bath afterwards.
Clean up of the kitchen was not as bad as I thought. I took a dust pan and broom to sweep up most of it. The vaccum then got the rest. Be prepared for a mess!
8 cups flour
1/2 cup cinnamon
1 TBSP nutmeg
2 TBSP ginger
2 cups oil
Put flour and spices in a container. Then add oil. Stir until sand constiancty.
Momma of 2