Cloud Dough

By | July 29, 2013
Cloud Dough

While my oldest daughter was spending a week with grandma, I took the opportunity to do a few projects with my little one.  I always mean to do more with my 2yr old, but it just never does seem to workout.

Until this past week when I finally got to do some of the fun things I have been wanting to do with her.  For many many weeks I have wanted to make some cloud dough for my daughter to play with.  I decided to set it up like a small sand box and that worked out great!

This dough is so soft and yet it is very moldable at the same time, kind of like wet sand but it does not feel like wet sand it feels more like a soft cloud.  My daughter had so much fun playing in it that I just put the lid on the bin and we have it out on the back patio so she can play with it anytime she wants!  When my oldest came home she even had to play in it.

This is a great activity to keep the kids busy and let them explore the feel of the dough.  I have to say if you don’t have a sandbox for the kids then this would be great.  You can get the supplies very cheap and if you store the bin with the dough in it then you have a small sand-like box for the kids to play with whenever they want!

Check out our  KID CRAFT  board on Pintrest for more fun ideas!


1 5LB Bag All Purpose Flour
1 14 OZ Bottle Baby Oil
Plastic Bin (28 Quart the dimensions are 28x16x6)
Sand Toys


 Pour your flour into your bin
 All your baby oil and then mix
Add some toys to the bin
 Now show your kids!
 Let them dig in it
 Shovel or make molds in it
 Build a bridge for cars to drive on
 Make some mountains
 Let the kids play and have fun with this soft baby scented moldable dough!

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14 thoughts on “Cloud Dough

    1. Tracey Kite

      I have had it for over 2 weeks now and it is still good for the kids to play with. I will let you know if and when it goes bad!

  1. jmommymom

    I pinned this and think we may use it when we make different land formations for earth science this year.

  2. Lydia Filgueras

    This is a fantastic project for toddlers. I know some young families who will love this idea. I’ll make sure to share it with them :) Thanks for linking up to the Get Inspired Weekend Blog Party!

  3. Amy

    Dumb question: What size bin are you using? I bought all of the stuff to make it, but I think my bin is a little too small, so I’m going to use that bin for my colored rice. Thanks!

    1. Tracey Kite

      Not a dumb question at all, I should have put the size on the post (which I will do now) It is a 28 Quart the dimensions are 28x16x6


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