2 Ingredient Cloud-Dough: the ultimate sensory dough! Cloud dough requires only 2 common household ingredients: Baby Oil and Flour, and it’s ready in minutes. It smells heavenly, and it’s a delight to run your fingers through!
I’m a sucker for a good, homemade sensory play activity, and this flour and baby oil Cloud dough is something I’ve been waiting all winter to make!
I’ve seen cloud dough on plenty of other blogs, but every one mentions the mess-factor so I’ve been waiting for warm weather so we could make it and play with it outside.
I put my thinking cap on the other day however, and the hooligans and I experimented. We did quite a bit of experimenting actually until we found something that worked! Check out how VIBRANT our this cloud dough turned out!
What is Cloud Dough?
Cloud dough (also known as moon dough or moon sand) is silky and mold-able and takes just two ingredients to make. It’s an amazing sensory dough! The Hooligans absolutely loved it. I’m not kidding when I say it kept them engrossed for well over an hour.
Along with our kid-safe Unicorn Slime and our 2-ingredient ghost mud, it’s become one of our favourite sensory substances.
Since first writing this post, I’ve also come up with a coloured cloud dough recipe and a toddler-safe cloud dough for little ones who still put everything in their mouths.
You’re going to love how easy this recipe is!
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Cloud Dough Recipe
1 cup baby oil
8 cups flour
To make your cloud dough
Simply add the baby oil to 8 cups of flour. Stir well. I used a pastry cutter to mix ours, but a spoon or whisk would be fine.
That’s all there is to it!
Transfer your dough to a bin or basin (I purchased this kitty litter box at the dollar store, and it’s perfect for sensory activities).
Set out some colourful bowls, scoops and molds and let the little ones at it.
There’s something so soothing and relaxing working with this dough. The Hooligans were so QUIET while they played!
This is definitely messy play so I would recommend taking it outside. If you have to use it indoors, put down a plastic table cloth to contain any spills.
I had another activity set up as well. I filled the wagon with warm soapy water, and added containers, spray bottles, sponges and some farm animals.
The Hooligans went back and forth between the two activities but the Cloud Dough bin was by far the most popular place to be today.
How do you store cloud dough, how long will it last?
Cloud dough will keep indefinitely when stored in a container with a lid.
Want to make some coloured Cloud Dough?
Since writing this post, I’ve figured out how to colour a batch of cloud dough! It took a few attempts because traditional water-based food colouring won’t work due to the oil content of the dough.