Cloud Dough

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Introduction: Cloud Dough

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Let me introduce you to an extra 15 minutes of your life you didn't know were there because your kids monopolize any free moment you can manage. Two words. Cloud Dough. We should really rename it to Cloud 9 Dough, because while they'll be having a sensory blast with the dough, you can sit back and relax.

Using only two ingredients you probably already have in your pantry, and about 5 minutes, you can make this amazing child-pleaser. It's absolutely great for any age. Just make sure they don't eat (too) much of it.

Let's get started!

Step 1: Putting It All Together

You will need

8 Parts white flour
1 Part of vegetable or baby oil (don't worry, they don't really make it out of babies)

I used 8 cups of the flour and 1 cup of the oil

Pour it all into a bowl or container

Step 2: Mixing/ Playing

This is where it gets fun. For you anyway.

Using your hands, thoroughly mix and kneed the two ingredients together. This usually take a couple of minutes, but I totally understand if you're having too much fun to stop there.

You know you're done when the dough begins to get mildly clumpy, and maintains its shape when squeezed and formed.

Although this stuff is loads of fun on its own, if you want to incorporate extras, I suggest silicone ice/cookie molds, measuring cups and spoons, or pretty much just anything that cloud dough can be stuffed into/ piled on top of.

Step 3: Storing

Store the cloud dough for future play in an airtight container. Really, this stuff doesn't go bad. You know you'll need to toss it when it gets impossible debris in it.

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    44 Discussions

    I am going to make it

    Ur right but they made it their own

    It looks just like moon sand.

    A lot more like sand like than play dough, but it still sticks together.

    This looks so cool can't wait to try it

    Just made a smaller amount of this for our kids. I added sparkles and a little bit more vegetable oil in order to get it a little more malleable. Great and simple project!

    I don't have any kids, but I made a jar of this stuff for myself. Not only does it rekindle my imagination like when I was a kid, but it's very zen as someone said. And it's fun as heck to just play with!

    I made a half batch and while the kids had fun with it, I think next time will be in summer when we can take a batch outside haha...

    Is it possible to bake it into shapes that would stay that way? I'm thinking of making a fort for the little action figures (boy dolls) my grandson has .... so many ... of.

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    Can it dry in its shape and hold form

    Pretty sure my grand kids would enjoy this. They recently learned what playing in the dirt means (yes, that is pretty sad-Grandma had to teach them how to play in the dirt). We always do some type of activity when they come over. This looks like fun.

    We made this all the time for our kids and added salt so they wouldn;t be tempted to eat it! Food coloring as well added for more fun.