7 FUN THINGS TO DO WITH CLOUD DOUGH
Cloud Dough is an easy peasy sensory bin to make. My kids played with a bin of cloud dough for two hours with no whining, no fighting just happy content giggles. It’s worth the mess! And not as messy as you would think. My three year old knows not to drop any on the floor, but when it does get on the floor—it’s nothing a vacuum can’t handle. Most recipes call for shaving cream and corn starch but that irritates our skin.
Read on for my two ingredient hypoallergenic cloud dough recipe.
All you need is a corn starch and oil. We use organic cornstarch and organic olive or coconut oil. Add four cups of cornstarch to your sensory bin and mix in the oil until you get a nice consistency that keeps its shape when you squeeze it. Or about 1/4th cup oil to 4 cups of corn starch.
Animal Track Stamps Cloud Dough
All you need for this cloud dough activity are animal track stamps and animal cookie cutters.
Alphabet Cloud Dough Activity
This cloud dough activity simply involves an alphabet ice cube tray, or you could also use alphabet stamps or even bathtub alphabet foam letters.
Invitation to Build a Cloud Dough Snowman
This bin includes two snowman kits. The kits include hats, eyes, nose, arms and buttons. Note: It is hard with any cloud dough to make a three tier snowman, encourage your child to make a two ball snowman instead.
After my first three pure white cloud dough activities I add about a third cup of red and green sensory rice and Christmas cookie cutters to create
Christmas Cookie Cloud Dough
For extra fun put the amount of sprinkles you want to add into a shaker and let your kids decorate their cookies!
Before you add your sprinkle colors, at this step you may want to add appropriate cookie cutters and colors to what ever holiday makes sense. Red and pink Hearts for Valentines day,green clovers for St Patrick’s Day, pink, blue and yellow rabbits and eggs for Easter, red and blue stars for the 4th of July, orange pumpkins for Halloween etc.
Birthday Cloud Dough
I add the remaining colors to create rainbow sprinkle. I also cut twirly cardboard straws into thirds for candles and add silicone baking cups to create my Birthday cupcake Cloud Dough
Baking tools make this cloud dough bin even more fun. I like to have a mixing bowl, a whisk, and measuring spoons.
This Melissa and Doug pretend play baking mixer was a great addition.
Next I add ice cream scoops and cones to create
Ice cream cone Cloud Dough
Finally I add more rainbow rice, Easter eggs, and Easter cookie cutters to create
Easter Cloud Dough Sensory Bin
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