Sorry to be away for a few days. I was feeling under the weather and we also lost a close friend to leukemia. So not the best days recently, but today let’s do something fun and make some amazing cloud dough! This was my first time to make cloud dough and I will say that I like it better than regular homemade play dough. Cloud dough is so soft! Best part is, there is no cooking!! 🙂
And it is so super easy to make and you only need 2-3 ingredients. You’ll need some lotion and some cornstarch and if you want to add some color to it, you will also need food coloring.
Grab a bowl, a spatula, some measuring cups and some wax paper or parchment paper and let’s get started!
All the recipes that I looked at called for using twice the amount of cornstarch as you use for lotion. For example, 1/3 cup of lotion to 2/3 cup of cornstarch or 1/2 cup of lotion to 1 cup of cornstarch. Pour the lotion into the measuring cup (I used the 1/2 cup size) and then put it into your mixing bowl. Use your spatula to get all the lotion out of the cup and into the bowl.
Next add a few drops of food coloring, in the color of your choice. I went with blue.
Using your spatula, mix the 2 ingredients together.
Add the measured cornstarch to the bowl next and stir slowly so the cornstarch doesn’t “poof” all over everything. 😉
When your cloud dough is mostly mixed together, dump it out onto a piece of parchment paper or wax paper and knead it together.
If it seems a little too sticky, you can add a little more cornstarch. Keep kneading until it is smooth and soft.
That’s all there is too it! Now the fun really begins!
You can break it into smaller pieces and roll them into balls. (No, I don’t think you should throw these balls in the house!)
Pinch off a piece and roll it between your hands to make a long thin piece. One thing you can do with long skinny pieces is to make a smiley face.
Use an old rolling pin to roll your cloud dough flat and then use cookie cutters to cut out fun shapes.
I think you’ll be glad you tried this easy recipe for cloud dough! If you made enough dough, I bet your kids will let you play too! 😉
Store in an airtight container. Since this is my first time making cloud dough, I’m not sure how long it will keep. One person said, if it starts to feel dry, add a little more lotion and work it into the cloud dough and it will be good as new.
Hope you have a ton of fun! 🙂