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Have you heard of cloud dough? This is a simple amazing sensory project you can make for your kids with very little trouble.
If you are into messy play with your kids, then read on to learn how to make this easy cloud dough.
How to Make Cloud Dough
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The cloud dough recipe is so easy. It only requires two ingredients: flour and oil.
You’ll also need measuring cups, a large bowl for mixing, and food coloring or powdered tempera paint if you’d like to color it. We chose not to, but color always makes things so much fun, too!
To make this play recipe, mix 4 cups of flour with 1 cup of oil in a large bowl.
You can use baby oil or vegetable oil. You could even try it with melted coconut oil. We have made it both ways. If you want it to be taste-safe with no worries, use vegetable oil. If you want it to smell lovely, use baby oil! Either way, it is a lot of fun.
Kids just love playing in cloud dough and you will love seeing them enjoy themselves so much! They will love squishing, squeezing and molding the cloud dough into all kinds of shapes. Throw in a few toys and things for the kids to use in their playing. We used cups for molding it, too!
Using cloud dough in a sensory bin for little ones is a great idea as well. This helps contain the mess a bit if you have it in a bigger bin.
I divided mine into two different bowls so each of my kids could play on their own! You could also put it onto a large cookie sheet to let them create and mold even more.
Warning: You may not love the mess it makes. Try to stay calm and remember that you made it for them to have fun. You will definitely have to vacuum after!
Messy sensory play is so good for kids development and it’s worth it, I promise. You could also just wait until a warm day and do it outside if mess is an issue. 😉
Tip: worried about gluten sensitivities? Try it with a gluten-free flour. You could make it with ground up oats, or even try it with sand instead and make our kinetic sand.