My son got a substance called Moon Sand for his December birthday, and I was immediately struck by the product’s potential for wargaming. It’s basically a sand-like substance that holds its shape like playdough. Perfect for sand tables.
The problem is that it’s very expensive. I saw some big buckets of it at Sam’s Club, but even there you’re talking $4 to $5 a pound.
But as it turns out, someone has already concocted a recipe for recreating the stuff on a much cheaper basis. You can find the recipe for Moon Sand here.