Homemade Cloud Dough
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How to Make Cloud Dough

Cloud Dough is one of the softest, deliciously scented homemade doughs we have made and it’s so simple to make.

How to Make Cloud Dough

Sensory Play is always a hit and after a late night, I needed an activity that was quick to set up to keep Miss 5 entertained while I tried to settle her sister.

A trip to the pantry and then the bathroom and we had all we needed to make our own homemade cloud dough.

What you need to Make Cloud Dough


  • 2 cups of Corn Flour
  • 1 cup of Conditioner
  • Food colouring (optional)


  • Bowl
  • Spoon

To make your own Cloud Dough, all you need to do is stir the flour in with the conditioner.

If you’re using colouring, add that too!

If your mixture is too wet and sticky, simply add a bit more cornflour. We find that as we play it does change consistency so we just add extra flour as we need it.

The result should be a super soft, deliciously scented dough.

How to Play with Cloud Dough

Cloud Dough is a great sensory play medium that will encourage your child to strengthen the muscles in their fingers and hands with every poke and squeeze.

You can let explore with open ended play or set them a little quest.

  • Shapes
  • Snakes / sausages
  • Write their name
  • Handprint
  • Animal shapes

Providing your child with loose parts to play with can give them the opportunity to demonstrate their creative side.

Some loose parts may include

Comprehension Boosting Questions

Asking open ended questions while playing will broaden your child’s understanding of the activity. It will also push the limitations of their play and help guide them on their play journey.

Some questions you could ask your child while they are playing could be

  • What does the cloud dough smell like toy
  • How does the dough feel?
  • What do you think you could use cloud dough for?
  • Who else do you think may enjoy playing with cloud dough?
  • What’s something you would like to use cloud dough with?
  • Have you used anything similar to cloud dough before?

Join in too!

Cloud dough really is a lovely substance to play with. Why not be inspired by your child and join in too!

You are only as old as you feel and you can never be too old to play ?

Dani D x

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