Life is crazy. Especially life with kids. Vita, bless her heart, has become quite the little woman these last few months. Not only is she bossy, but she is so interested in whatever it is we seem to be working on for the blog. If I’m painting, she has to have a brush, too. And if I’m baking, well, I gotta give that girl a whisk. I’ve tried my darndest to make fun toys and activities for her and I to do together. Lately, we’ve been on a bit of a Cloud Dough kick. Ever heard of it? It’s basically the fancy sister of Playdoh. I love cloud dough for several reasons. First, the color is completely customizable. Second, it doesn’t dry out! Sorry, Playdoh. And third, it’s cheap as heck. I would say that this is just for kids, but I have honestly been playing with this more than Vita. And I am not ashamed.
Make your own cloud dough
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- oil-based food coloring
Add the flour to a large mixing bowl. Choose your desired color and mix it into the oil. Mix it as best you can before pouring it over the flour. Stir with a fork to mix the flour and color together.
Once it’s nice and crumbly, start massaging the flour with your hands to break up and mix the color. Rub it through your hands to make sure every bit of flour is saturated with color.
I have honestly spent hours playing in this stuff. We filled a big sand table with all of the colors – probably 10 cups of flour – and had the time of our lives.
The cleanup is super easy. The dough doesn’t stain any surface or clothing and can be stored in an airtight plastic bag until ready to be used again.
While it’s fun for the adults, it’s especially for the kids to play with. Perfect for those sensory activities we all try to do with children!
I was totally fine letting her wear white clothes while playing with this stuff. No stains. And I’m trying to be cool. Shhh.
This stuff makes the perfect gift for the creative kid. Vita’s turning 2 in October and I’m fairly certain this stuff will be given out as party favors. You can whip up a batch or two in a couple of minutes and have fun for hours. Take a break and make some cloud dough, guys!
photography & styling \\ Lexy Ward
okay. this looks sooo fun! i don’t have any kids yet, but i think my two nieces would love this!
Thank you! I bet your nieces would go crazy for this. Vita keeps asking for the “COLOR POWDERRRRRR!”