This week the Little ARTventurers have been loving the cloud dough as part of our “Build it!” theme and the babies always love it too. It’s dead easy to make and can provide hours of sensory creative fun!
You might well be wondering what the heck “cloud dough” is! It’s flour and oil mixed (well, rubbed) together to form a consistency that’s kind of like very soft sand. It’s a bit like that Moon Sand stuff in that you can squish it, squidge it, mould it, scoop it…then smash it all up and start again!
Quantities wise – I put a bag of flour (just the plain value stuff is fine) into a large bowl or box and add a big glug of vegetable oil which I then stir and rub into the flour. You’ll know when you’ve got it to the right consistency as it will be mouldable but still soft and not at all sticky. If it’s too dry just add a little more oil
You can add glitter for sparkle (not for the babies though!) – you can also colour it with powdered paint but then obviously I wouldn’t use it for babies when coloured. I’ve tried unsuccessfully to colour it with food colouring – it just clogs up.
Leave it in a box or tip into a tray – provide scoops, cups, people, trucks, pans….whatever you like…have fun!