My friend Karen, over at Flights of Whimsy posted about her "Cloud Dough" recently, and I knew we just had to try it. We used some store bought "Moon Sand" about a month ago. It was very expensive and came in a very small container.
Karen's recipe is very easy:
8 cups of flourThe kids decided since it was fairly close to Halloween that we should rename our concoction from "Cloud Dough" to "Ghost Dough". They've had a lot of fun with it, but it is very messy. We have a carpeted classroom and the flour mixture can really make a mess on our dark colored carpet. We've been putting a tarp down, but of course, children seem to have a knack of getting the dough just outside the boundaries of the tarp. All in al, the sensory experience far outweighs the mess. The children delight in running their fingers through it and molding it with playdough or sand molds as their hands. I guess we'll have to rename it again now that the Halloween season has ended. Hmmmm...maybe "Snow Dough" ?!! :)
I cup of baby oil
Be sure to check out all the other great sensory ideas on Teach Preschool's "Every Day Sensory Play" linky: