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DIY How to Make Cloud Dough

DIY How to Make Cloud Dough

I am in love with DIY How to Make Cloud Dough. I’m not sure who was more excited (me or my daughter) about trying this DIY to make “cloud dough” but it sure was fun for both of us!  Aside from being a wonderful sensory activity for young kids, your hands will be so soft after making this!  The consistency of this cloud dough is as soft as flour, but when compacted is has the consistency of wet sand.

Think of other possibilities with this cloud dough outside of your own personal house.  Why not package this up in a cute container and put the container inside a sand bucket with some sand toys as a birthday gift?

A special note for our gluten free friends!  Try using a gluten free rice flour as a substitute.  The texture is a bit grittier, but compacts and molds together just the same!



DIY – How to Make Cloud Dough


  • 8 cups of flour (I had whole wheat flour on hand, hence the sand color!) (Also, the 8 cups make a lot for 1 child, feel free to cut this ratio down to 4 cups flour: 1/2 cup of oil)
  • 1 cup of baby oil
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Plastic tote or other large container
  • Optional: Molds, sand toys, trucks, shovels

DIY How to Make Cloud Dough

Step 1:

Measure 8 cups of flour and add to mixing bowl

Step 2:

Pour in 1 cup of baby oil

DIY How to Make Cloud Dough

Step 3:

Mix with your hands until the oil is mixed thoroughly.

DIY How to Make Cloud Dough

Step 4:

Transfer into a large container and have fun!  (I allowed my little one to play with this outside on the front porch and I’m glad I did.  It was a little on the messy side but cleaned up easily.)

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  1. My son and I did this a couple weeks ago and he LOVED it! Thank goodness we were outside because he thought it would be fun to make snowballs and throw them everywhere! 🙂

  2. How fun! This will be so much fun to make for the grandkids. I am always trying to find something new for them when they are over.

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