We first played with homemade cloud dough just over a year ago! It’s an amazing texture, crumbly and moldable at the same time. It’s a bit messy but cleans up easily and feels amazing on the hands. You can make it bubble and fizz ,smell like hot chocolate, or even Christmas cookies! This is just one of our favorite tactile sensory play recipes.
HOMEMADE CLOUD DOUGH RECIPE FOR KIDS
All of these characteristics make our homemade cloud dough an amazing tactile sensory play material! Recently our homemade cloud dough has been a real favorite for go-to sensory play. Did you see our latest one made with real pumpkin ! Tactile sensory play is terrific for early learning development. Please check out our Tactile Sensory Play Guide to read all our tips, tricks and ideas!
HOMEMADE CLOUD DOUGH HOW-TO
Please note this is not taste safe! However check out these ideas for taste safe homemade cloud dough, click here and here! Normally we use cooking oil to make our cloud dough. I needed to buy a bottle of baby oil, so I thought I would give our homemade cloud dough a try with it instead of cooking oil!
TRY THEM ALL: 12 Great Tactile Sensory Play Recipes for Kids
- bin or container
- 5 cups of flour (we have used all different kinds including gluten free and buckwheat!)
- 1 cup of baby oil (or cooking oil for taste safe)
- play tools (we chose play dough and kitchen tools and a small plastic bowl)
3 Simple Steps! Measure, pour and mix! Add all ingredients to your sensory bin and mix by hand. You should be able to grab a chunk and mold it and have it hold. If not, you may need more oil. Too oily, add more flour! Set it out with your tools and play!
Homemade Cloud Dough Sensory Play
This is an awesome sensory bin to dig your hands into! I love to play as well. It feels soft on the skin and doesn’t leave a heavy residue on the hand. Bonus, it sweeps up easily too! Add any of your scented extracts to it as well for scented cloud dough.
Repurpose your play dough tools for everyday sensory play!
Next time you need a quick activity, whip up a batch of cloud dough!
Check out all 10 variations on the classic homemade cloud dough recipe!
Fun ways to enjoy sensory activities with kids! Click on photo for cool ideas.
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