Saturday, April 12, 2008

Sand Between My Toes

I like to think of myself as a pretty crafty mom. This has resulted in me having a crafty kid. Together I'm pretty much open to giving any kind of artsy/crafty project or toy a try. Play Dough, finger paints, glue, you name it and it is allowed in my house under supervision (I may be crafty but I also like a nice home). Well , I finally found one item that has been banned from my home indefinitely. The product you ask? MOON SAND!!!!!!!!

I bought two Moon Sand kits for my daughter's birthday. It was advertised as clean, non-staining, non-sticking moldable sand that would never dry out. After nearly 3 months of sitting on the shelf waiting for a quiet day to try something new I decided to give it a whirl. The advertisement was correct in saying that it would never stain, stick or dry but the stuff doesn't hold together real well and it gets everywhere! It is much finer than regular beach sand and is nearly impossible to clean up. We used it in my kitchen. Of course some of it landed on the ground. I've since swept, mopped and vacuumed but it is still on the ground haunting me! Every time I walk into my kitchen bare foot I can feel it crunching under my toes. Worse yet, I sat on the couch last night and could feel its irritating grittiness there too (not sure how it got there but I'm thinking it grew legs and ran).

I'm so against Moon Sand that I actually saw a woman in the toy aisle of Target (yes I am a self proclaimed Targetaholic) and warned her of the dreadful stuff. She thanked me a took off in the opposite direction. I'm not sure if this is because she thought I was a crazy loon or because she was in a hurry but whatever the case I did her favor. If after reading this blog you are still inclined to give Moon Sand a whirl I wish you the best of luck. My recommendation however would be to stick to Play Dough or go outside and use some real sand!

1 comment:

30 Minute Mommy said...

u are funny! It is VERY popular in preschools and Kindergarten classrooms. The kids prefer it to the regular sand. I still use regular sand and you should see my floor after play time. There is more san on the floor than in the sand table. How about using it outside? Would that work?