Monday, July 9, 2012

Cloud Dough Play

Matilda and I had a great day at home yesterday, we stayed in our pj's for most of the day, we watched Wizard of Oz.  We also played.  I found this idea on pinterest (of course) and given how cheap it was to do and how it would be a great indoor activity I went for it.

The recipe on pinterest said to use 8 cups plain flour to 1 cup of baby oil.  I used around 6 cups of flour to 3/4 cup of baby oil.  Baby oil can be toxic so I wouldn't be doing this with kids who are likely to put it in their mouth but Matilda is well past that age.

I mixed it for a few minutes making sure the oil was thoroughly mixed with the flour and held together when squeezed.

Matilda had a great time with it and played for a lot longer than I thought she would.  She built sandcastles, ran her fingers through it (while enthralled with Wizard of Oz) and we made huge snowballs with much fun for around $2! Perfect!

Easy to mould

Our perfect snowballs

Watching Wizard of Oz while playing

I've popped it into a ziplock bag so we'll see how it lasts, if it doesn't,
 it was so cheap we'll just do it again.

You could also use cooking oil to replace the baby oil but it won't smell as nice


  1. That's so cool! The girls' daycare make this stuff too but I've never played with it. How did you get is sand coloured? I love the big tub too, just perfect for activities like this/

  2. Hey Laura, it was so much fun to play with, I even enjoyed it. It turned sand coloured as soon as I added the baby oil. The tub is from Ikea, it fits the Antonius range.

    1. Oh sweet, i just bought an Antonius frame for the craftroom!

  3. Simply perfect, thanks Bec.

  4. We're playing with the dough again, it stored well in the ziplock bag and hasn't changed at all. Still lots of fun

  5. Hi Bec, you won my giveaway of Abigail the interactive Bunny! Can you please email me at megan(at)edanrose(dot)com(dot)au with your address details so I can get it out to you! Thanks and well done! Megan.


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