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Making Cloud Dough

Cloud dough, also known as moon dough, is a fun sensory plaything for young children. They can press it together like wet sand to make lots of shapes. This is a guide about making cloud dough.
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January 27, 2012

Make cloud dough for your little ones to play with. A great sensory activity. It sticks together like wet sand would.

Approximate Time: 5-10 minutes

Supplies:

Instructions:

  1. Mix together 4 cups of flour and 1/2 cup of baby oil in a large bowl.
  2. Stir or use hands to mix until the oil is absorbed and forming little crumbs.
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  4. Pour cloud dough into a large tub or sand table for child to play with. You can easily double this recipe or make multiple batches to fill a space.
  5. Give your child spoons, bowls, old muffin tins, and anything else you can find around the house to play with in their cloud dough.
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By Domestic Charm from AZ

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October 23, 2014

This fun sand-like medium is a fun sensory activity for toddlers. Cloud dough is super simple to throw together. All you need is flour and oil. Some cloud dough recipes call for baby oil. I chose to go with vegetable oil because I knew my son was likely to taste the dough. In the picture below, you will see my assumption was spot on.

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Supplies:

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Steps:

  1. Cloud dough is super simple to throw together. All you need is to mix together 2 cups of flour and 1/4 cup of oil. If you would like, you could add food coloring and essential oils to the vegetable oil to give the cloud dough a fun color and scent.
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  3. Mix together until the flour takes on a wet sand like texture. You will be able to clump the flour together in your hands and it will hold shape.
  4. Put the cloud dough in a small container and add some things to play with, such as cookie cutters, small bowls, or small plastic animals. In order to contain the mess, I had my son sit inside a big clear storage tub to play. He loves playing with cloud dough and sitting in the big tub. It's a win win!
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December 15, 20141 found this helpful

Cloud dough is great for sensory play. Kids like the wet sand like texture.

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