Monday, 20 May 2013

Monday Makery - Cloud Dough

What child doesn't like playing with sand. Moulding it, shaping it, tipping it, pouring it,  filling it into pots and jugs, and digging and scooping and sculpting.
If you don't live near a sandy beach you can create your own sand area with this great mouldable cloud dough otherwise known as moon-sand.
This simple recipe requires only 2 ingredients and ones you'll most likely already have in the house.

Here's what you'll need:
  • flour
  • baby oil
Here's how:
  1. Scoop 8 cups of flour into a large tub - a washing up bowl is great if not a big bucket an extra large salad bowl or mixing bowl.
  2. Add 1 cup of baby oil and mix it all up.

Create hours of fun in just five minutes with these simple ingredients. It's great sensory play and you could even add food colouring to create different colours if you wanted or even aromatherapy oils for different scents. 
Give children the space, the freedom to play and more importantly permission to get messy and let this simplest of easy to create environments stimulate and engage your child. Add glitter, colour, pots, empty clean containers like margarine pots, sieves and measuring cups, add magnets for a treasure hunt discovering things within the sand,  give the child brushes and a spoon for an archaeological dig to discover fossils (stones) or run toy cars through and have fun making tracks and patterns.
The possibilities are endless and what's more; so much fun.

Happy Making

1 comment:

  1. My son also loves moonsand! It's been a while since I made any though. Time to whip up a new batch (minus the cool astronaut toy you have- neat addition to the play!) (found you on pinterest)