Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Cloud Dough Sand Castles

This was our very first experience with cloud dough.  To be honest I've never heard of it before but after seeing several other blogs and tons of pins on Pinterest I knew we had to give it a try.  It is so super easy to make too!  Just flour and oil.  After reading different ways of making it I chose to go with 8 cups of flour to 1 cup of baby oil.  I did see that you could also use vegetable oil but glad we chose the baby oil as it smells sooo good!  My 3.5 year old is funny when it comes to touching things that are...different.  I'm glad to report that she is a fan of cloud dough.  If I had to describe the texture it would be kind of fine like sand but much smoother.  This activity kept my daughters attention for almost 2 hours!  Other than playing with water beads this is the longest she has played while engaged in a sensory activity.

Tiffany loved shaking in the glitter.  We went through a few tubes of glitter with this activity!

Before we started playing I told Tiffany we were going to have a pretend day at the beach.  When she starting playing with the cloud dough the first thing she wanted to do was make sand castles, of course!

And here is all that glitter!

I also brought out a pirate sand table out and part of that became a part of the cloud dough activity.  My daughter began burying 'gold' and then digging for treasure! Tiffany would bury and Mommy  Pirate Mommy would find the gleaming booty!

Cloud dough is by far our favorite sensory activity!!  

1 comment:

  1. We love cloud dough. Fro Baby really enjoys making sand cakes with it.