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Flower Petal Cloud Dough

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flower petal coloured cloud dough kids craft sensory messy play
Flower petal cloud dough


If you haven't tried making cloud dough before you must have a go. It has an amazing texture which makes a great sensory play experience for children. It is silky soft and mouldable but remains powdery and breaks apart easily again like sand.

This is an unusual twist on your standard cloud dough recipe. We made cloud dough in our garden and my daughter wanted to add some pretty flower petals to the mix. This added to the fun. We also later added some powder paint and the result was a pretty coloured cloud dough.

Time: 30 minutes
Age: Under 5's, 5-10's
Level: Easy

Materials
Large dish or box to hold the dough
Old sheet to lay on the ground to catch mess
Flour
Baby oil
Small flower petals
Non-toxic powder paint
Sand molds



flower petal coloured cloud dough kids craft sensory messy play
Starting materials


Method
I would recommend doing this activity outside on a large ground sheet. Use a large dish or box to hold the cloud dough. When you're finished you can just pick up the ground sheet and shake the mess back into the box.
Make up cloud dough mix using a ratio of 8 parts flour and 1 part baby oil (e.g. I used 4 cups of flour and 0.5 cups of baby oil)



flower petal coloured cloud dough kids craft sensory messy play
It's just flour and baby oil


Have fun mixing together with your hands, squeezing and sifting the dough



flower petal coloured cloud dough kids craft sensory messy play
Getting stuck in


Add flower petals to make a pretty summer mix



flower petal coloured cloud dough kids craft sensory messy play
It makes great moulded shapes but is still powdery and breaks apart again like sand


Add a shake of non-toxic powder paint (dry powder) to make a coloured cloud dough mixture



flower petal coloured cloud dough kids craft sensory messy play
Adding a shake of non toxic powder paint worked well to make coloured cloud dough




flower petal coloured cloud dough kids craft sensory messy play
Red coloured cloud dough


Have fun using sand molds (or you could just use plastic cups etc) to make shapes.



flower petal coloured cloud dough kids craft sensory messy play
Our turtle also wanted to eat some grass



flower petal coloured cloud dough kids craft sensory messy play
It was also pretty fun squishing cloud dough with bare feet


Notes
Baby oil shouldn't be ingested so make sure your kids don't eat the 'dough'. You could try vegetable oil instead if you are doing this activity with very young children.

Categories
#Easy
#Under 5s
#5 to 10s
#Cloud dough
#Sensory
#Flowers
#Petals
#Powder paint
#Flour
#Baby oil
#Messy play
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