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DIY Moon Dough [and a Review of the Step2 Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table]

I am a Step2 Ambassador and am partnering with Step2 for the following review. I received a product in exchange for my review and honest opinion. This post may contain affiliate links.

DIY Moon Dough Pin

I have 2 super crafty girls. Sophia always wants to do a craft and asks just about every single day for us to come up with a new activity. So when our Step2 Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table arrived, I knew it was the perfect excuse for a new craft and what we had to make… sand! Well, not exactly sand, but DIY Moon Dough!

Last year at Sophia’s Dinosaur Birthday Party we turned our previous water table into a Dino Dig – any Junior Paleontologists’ dream toy.  

Since we were sitting at home with no play sand to sift through to look for fossils, I decided to DIY moon dough – a project I’ve had pinned and wanted to try for awhile now! It turns out making moon dough is a super simple craft, yet provides hours of entertainment!

DIY Moon Sand Texture

You simply take 8 cups of flour and 1 cup of baby oil and mix it together. VOILA – you now have DIY Moon Dough!

We doubled that and had plenty of Moon Dough to completely fill one side of our sand table.

Moon Dough and Sand Table

No matter what you call it – Cloud Dough, Moon Dough, or Moon Sand… it’s a fun sensory play activity that will keep your kiddos entertained for awhile!  It sculpts like a wet sand, but crumbles if you want it to.  

And it makes the perfect Dino Dig material!

Water Table Collage

Now that you have a recipe for “sand”, let me share a closer look at our new Sand & Water Table!  

The Step2 Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table has had a beautiful color update for Spring 2015. It also sports a 42 inch umbrella [that is removable], a double lid, and the capacity to hold 1o lbs of sand or 3 gal of water!  

It’s really the perfect size water table for 2 children as it’s deep sides equal a large play space.

Sand Water Table Review

By far my favorite feature is the double lid. If you’ve shopped for sand and water tables you probably know that double lids aren’t always the norm, so that was the selling point for me. I was also delighted to see that the lid secures to the table with 2 small built-in cables on the side – perfect for keeping it sealed during Spring winds.

Luckily we enjoyed the sunshine and Spring-like temperatures a few weeks ago, during our Moon Dough Dino Dig, because today it’s 20 degrees outside with 4 inches of snow on the ground! But as you can see, that hasn’t stopped our Water Table fun!

Water Table in Snow

Whether you’re playing with DIY Moon Dough, sand, water, or even snow – the Cascading Cove Sand & Water Table is sure to be a hit with kiddos.  It retails for $89.99 and is also available for purchase on

Do your kids have a Sand & Water Table?
What’s their favorite way to play?


Tuesday 1st of March 2016

Can't wait to try it out with the kiddos! Thanks for this


Tuesday 7th of July 2015

this looks so fun. I love experiments with kids.


Tuesday 10th of March 2015

I love the up and down roller coaster!

Jennifer B

Tuesday 10th of March 2015

My kids would love to play with the moon dough. It pretty neat looking.

Liz yvonne Torres

Tuesday 10th of March 2015

My twin boys do not have a water table. But at the local park there is one and it is absolutely delightful for them. They would enjoy to have one of their own!