I saw it in this blog last week, so the boys and I had a go at making some. It was super easy and a great way to use up some of the baby oil that hangs around in my bathroom cupboard. Just mix 1 cup baby oil with 8 cups flour. I unsuccessfully tried to add food dye (yes, I know, food dye is water-based and not likely to mix with baby oil & flour - but I thought it was worth a try). So you may notice a few yellow globs in my dough - next time I will just embrace the "cloudiness" of the dough & leave it white!
|Mr Sociable loved getting his hands dirty!|
|Mr Fun loved tipping in the cups of flour, but was not so interested in the mixing.|
Squish it in your hand to make a hard blob, then crumble it
Roll a knobbly ball around to make imprints
Press it into a spoon to make flat, smooth shapes
Make "sandcastles" (I found this worked better with a soft plastic cup that I could squeeze a little to get the "castle" out).
Make animal or dinosaur footprints
Find interesting things to make impressions in the dough
Mr Sociable spent a long time playing with the cloud dough. Mr Fun quickly lost interest - he spent a long time "watering the garden" with the rainwater we collected last week.
Have a brush handy for cleaning up the flour that goes on the floor (Mr Sociable brushed off his arms and pants too!)