This month’s sensory dough is cloud dough. I found a recipe for chocolate cloud dough at Inspiration Laboratories website. Cloud dough is very simple to make. I thought it would be fun to do chocolate as a Valentine theme for February.
The basic recipe for cloud dough uses flour and an oil, usually baby oil is called for. I thought it would be more baby friendly to try a substitute that was a little more edible.
Here’s what I did:
- 1 3/4c flour
- 1/4c cocoa powder
- 1/4c vegetable oil
We did add some more oil for a more crumbly texture. They used the addition for the lava in their volcanoes!
The kids really liked that this was very much like wet sand. Since they haven’t gotten a lot of sandbox time, with all of our snow, this was a nice indoor activity. For the most part they kept it in the platters I gave them. What got on the table and the floor cleaned up surprisingly well!