Cloud dough can provide great fun for children of all ages, but is particularly easy for young children to play with.
- 1/2 cup water (or more as needed)
- 1/2 cup cooking oil
- 2 cups flour
- 2 cups salt
- food coloring
- peppermint oil
How to Make Cloud Dough:
First, mix together the oil, flour and salt.
Second, measure out the water and add a few drops of food coloring into the water.
Third, gradually add the water to the dough, mixing thoroughly.
If additional water is needed, the dough will have trouble binding together. The dough should be smooth and easy to work with when it is the right consistency. A few drops of peppermint oil will help preserve the dough and can be added last and worked into the dough.
Encourage children to make a variety of objects with the dough. As this is great for young children, parents and teachers can use the dough to help teach shapes and sizes.