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Vanilla Cloud Dough ~ An Alternative to Homemade Play Dough

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A fun alternative to play dough is cloud dough!  It’s silky and smooth, and has a different consistency than salty homemade play dough.  Mix some up, use some of your homemade colored sprinkles, and see what you can create!

 

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You’ll need

  • flour
  • vegetable oil
  • vanilla extract
  • food coloring (optional)

 

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Mix 4 cups of flour with ⅓ cup oil.  Allow your kids to help with the measuring and pouring – a great way to learn some math skills!  Mix with a spoon or your hands.  Adding a few drops of vanilla will make the whole batch smell a little like cookie dough – yum!

We found that the food coloring didn’t mix too well with the oil, but it ended up looking like chocolate chips, which was fun!

 

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Use the dough to make pretend cakes and cookies.  Decorate them with colored sugar crystals and washi tape flags!

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Cloud dough stores well in a airtight container.

 

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I am a certified K-12 Art Educator who lives, works, and blogs from Philadelphia, PA. I have a background in the studio arts (printmaking, photography, fiber arts and design), and am interested in making, collaborating, collecting, and recording things. One of my main goals as a grown-up is to help kids increase their visual literacy, by exposing them to art history, introducing vocabulary, and teaching kinesthetic art making skills. These lessons in visual literacy often take place in an intentional classroom setting, but just as well might happen at home, working on a project!
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