Cloud dough has been on my long to-do list for a long time and I finally got down to making it for the kids last week. Instead of using baby oil as per the norm, I used olive oil and scented the cloud dough with ground cinnamon and I threw in some cloves and a stick of cinnamon. Mmmph, the fall scented cloud dough smelt very wonderful indeed!
Since it’s summer all year round in Singapore, we don’t get the opportunity to experience apple-picking or the smells and sights related to autumn so I thought it’d be nice to do up something simple and since I have cinnamon and cloves in the pantry as I have been making masala chai (recipe coming up this Friday!), I had the perfect excuse to make this cloud dough to add to the sensory experience.
I’d read so much about how cloud dough feels like flour one moment and yet is easily molded and we were not disappointed with our batch. The measurements I’ve read online are 8 cups flour, 1 cup oil, but I really didn’t have so much flour at home so I just followed the ratio and made a small batch.
The kids were super excited and even put off eating the freshly air-fried chicken wings to play with the cloud dough – unbelievable!
They smelt the cinnamon, the cloves and they both agreed that the the fragrance was just so pleasant. I’m not surprised as they are always trying to have a go at my chai!
I’ll leave you with some photos of how they played with the cloud dough and I hope you try this out!
Other sensory activities:
- Beans for sensory play
- Farm sensory bin
- Ocean themed sensory bin
- Coloured salt sensory bin
- Penguin small world play
- Sensory bags for babies and kids
- Ice alphabet letters play
- Exploring velcro (with velcro craft sticks – open-ended fun!)
- Home-made playdoh & playdoh mats printables list
- Christmas playdoh
- Contact paper process art
- Shaving foam with water beads sensory play
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