This 3-ingredient cloud dough recipe is the perfect sensory play activity for the kids. Not only does it take minimal effort to make but it’s a fun sensory activity that they can help make, too. Mom, Dad, older siblings, and teachers will also be drawn to this mysterious and odd behaving substance too!
If you’re looking for a fun alternative to slime or are just wanted something new to create and play with at home, I highly recommend giving this fun Cloud Dough Recipe a try!
Check out our Moon and Space Sensory Bin as well for another fun sensory activity for the kids.
Cloud Dough Recipe
Can you believe that this simple cloud dough recipe has just three easy ingredients? That means that in no time at all, the kids will be playing and mixing and having a grand time!
Just keep in mind that you’ll want to keep this in an airtight storage container so that it lasts longer than a day. (but if you forget – at least you know that it will be super easy to whip up again!)
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Ingredients needed for this cloud dough recipe
All you need are the following ingredients to get started.
Don’t forget a Storage Box for your storage needs!
You’re going to want to use 2 parts cornstarch/cornflour, 1 part conditioner, and food coloring. (You can add a tbsp of cornstarch as needed) Easy, right?
Here is a simple video tutorial:
How to Make Cloud Dough
Did I mention that this sensory play activity is super simple to do? Just follow the very easy steps below to get started.
Start by adding your corn starch to a bowl. If you’re using different colors, you’re going to want to use this simple cloud dough recipe in three different bowls.
Grab a different smaller bowl and add in three drops of food coloring with the conditioner. Again, do this for each color that you’re going to be using.
Once you have it added and mixed, it’s time to fold it into the cornstarch.
You’ll notice that it looks a little bit lumpy once you mix it, and that is normal.
I use a potato masher to get in there and mash up the lumps to really get it mixed well. This helps with the consistency and is a great job for the kids to jump in and do as well!
The more you mash, the smoother it’s going to get. You can then use a spoon to mix more to get all the colors spread throughout!
You can even add in a few more drops of food coloring at that point if you need it to be brighter.
Depending on the colors, the brightness is going to vary. We choose a pink/yellow/blue combination but let the kids have fun with this process.
The end result is smooth cloud dough that feels a lot like playdough! This is a great sensory activity that the kids can really have fun with! Use it to play and mold or add it to sensory bins as well.
Don’t forget to check out our other sensory play activities and ideas!
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