1 year old
Valentine's Day Cloud Dough13:30
I can't believe that we have never made cloud dough before! It's so easy to make and the kids absolutely loved playing with it!
What you'll need:
- 4 cups flour
- 1/2 cup sunflower oil (or other vegetable oil)
- Kool Aid (cherry flavour)
Most recipes suggest 8 parts flour to 1 part oil and to use either powdered paint, grated chalk or oil based food colouring to colour it. I decided to try something a bit different with the colouring as I wanted to use something that would be taste safe in case Ivy put some in her mouth. I decided to try Kool Aid as I use it in our favourite play dough recipe and I hoped that it would have the same effect. Unfortunately it didn't created the same vibrant colour, but it did made our cloud dough a light pink colour and made it smell delicious.
They were both very intrigued by the cloud dough and were crumbling it and squeezing it together to make shapes. The ice cube tray is a great tool for cloud dough as they can fill it up with as much dough as possible and press it all in, then tip the tray over and push out the formed shapes.
The silicone cupcake cases are also really fun with cloud dough as they are easy to fill up with spoons and scoops, this was what Ivy liked the best for her little toddler hands. She filled up the cases over and over again making little Valentine's Day cakes.
The cloud dough was so quick and easy to make and both Ethan and Ivy were completely taken by the activity, both were so focused on what they were doing and played for ages with the cloud dough. I will continue to experiment with recipes to try and find ways to make vibrant colours and variations of our new favourite dough!
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