The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Cloud Dough: Sensory Dough Series

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Cloud Dough: Sensory Dough Series

It's time for this month's installment of the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Series!  Each month 11 fellow bloggers and I will share with you our playtime adventures involving a different kind of dough.  You may remember that January's theme was Foam Dough.  Well, February's theme is... Cloud Dough!

Making dough with your kids really can be an easy and rewarding activity.  Cloud dough is especially easy because it can be made with just two ingredients--ones you probably already have at home.

dry ingredient (Choose one: flour, cornstarch, or white sand)
liquid ingredient (Choose one: baby oil, baby shampoo, vegetable oil, or coconut oil)
Side Note: We used flour and baby shampoo to make ours.
sheet protectors
printable playmats (Made with PicMonkey)

I added a little twist to our activity and made night scene and day scene playmats.  Lydia Grace and Eli were able to use their cloud dough to make pretend clouds for their sky playmats.

1. Pour your dry ingredient into a bowl.  Add your liquid ingredient in a little at a time and stir until the mixture forms into a dough.  We started mixing it with a spoon and switched to mixing it with our hands at the end.  The kids were a big help with this step.
2. Print off the playmats.  Place each in a sheet protector.
3. Lay the dough and playmats out for the kids to dig right in!

You can read more about the Sensory Dough Series here.
Meet the co-hosts:

Do you have a cloud dough recipe or activity that you would like to share?  Join the fun and link up!

Next month: Edible Play Dough!

Happy playing!

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  1. I love how literally you took cloud dough! So Adorable! I love the printables too! What a great post!

  2. Oh my, your printables are so cute! Shaping clouds was such a perfect idea!!

  3. This is a gorgeous site!! I am a new follower - stopping by from the SITS challenge and so glad I did!!

  4. This is such a fun idea! We are currently snowed in so this would be perfect to do with my boys today.

  5. What a great idea. I love this. I'll have to try making dough with my granddaughter sometime. Thanks. #SITSBlogging

  6. Oh, wow, this is awesome! We don't do "dough" play near enough at my house. I'm always pinning ideas but I never actually follow through. I'm sure my daughter would love this...and my son too if I can keep him from eating it ;)
    Here from SITS

  7. We always buy playdoh and I am beginning to thing it is much better if we make it at home! Would save us a lot of money. Thanks for sharing!
    Dropping by from SITS have a great day!

  8. I've been meaning to try cloud dough with my toddler after having a great experience with homemade play dough and straight out flour play. Boy was I excited that you not only share how you used it, but a BUNCH of other links too. Thanks so much, Jennifer!

  9. Even though I don't have young kids, the thought of kneading this dough in my hands seems like it would feel so good.

  10. Thanks for sharing. Adding this one to the list to make with my kids! #SITSblogging

  11. So many great ideas! We will have to give your cloud dough a try. Stopping by from SITs. Have a great evening!

  12. I LOVE the dough ideas!!! This is really awesome! #SITSblogging

  13. What a cool idea! My kids would love this! Must do!

  14. How very interesting! I don't have kids so am surprised by how many types of dough there are!

  15. This takes me back to when we used to make play dough as a kid. So cool and a lot of fun! Have a great day! #SITSblogging

  16. This is really cute. My older son (5) LOVES to do 'experiments.' He'd definitely like to try this. #SITSblogging


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