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Cloud Dough

In addition to playing with homemade play dough and slime, we’ve been busy playing with another compound called Cloud Dough. If your children love playing with slime or play dough, they’ll love playing with this 2-ingredient cloud dough.

how to make cloud dough

My kids are the perfect age for crafting and stuff like that. They’re older now so the way we craft and play is a little different than it used to be. It’s so much easier because they’re so independent. Yet, most days our play-time looks like a chemistry project gone wrong.

But then there are days when it all seems to go just right and we get to celebrate our accomplishments together. And then I have to blog all about it so you can try it at home with your children, too.

how to make cloud dough

I’m so excited to be able to share this Cloud Dough recipe with you. With just 2 inexpensive ingredients, you can whip up a batch of this amazing compound to play with.

What is Cloud Dough

So if you’re not sure what Cloud Dough is, don’t worry, you’re not alone.

I don’t have a real scientific answer for you, actually. All I know about Cloud Dough is that it’s a compound that’s almost like a play dough, but has some characteristics of slime, too.

Cloud Dough can be molded like a play dough, but will not hold its shape like play dough does. If you’ve ever played with kinetic sand, it kind of reminds me of that.

how to make cloud dough

If you pull on Cloud Dough, it resembles a slime in that it’s stretchy as well.

Note: If your children are still at the stage where they put everything in their mouth, this is probably not the best option. Try some of my edible slimes or play doughs. (Not all the recipes are edible or taste-safe. It will say whether it’s safe or not in the post.)

Cloud Dough Recipe

  • 2 cups corn starch
  • 1 cup conditioner (I like using Suave’s coconut conditioner – it’s cheap & smells good.)

cloud dough recipe

How to Make Cloud Dough

Scroll down to the bottom for a printable tutorial.

Pour cornstarch into a large mixing bowl.

cloud dough recipe with conditioner

Then, pour conditioner into the bowl of cornstarch.

what is cloud dough

how to make cloud dough

Using a spatula, stir and mix the two ingredients until it gets hard to mix with the spatula.

recipe for cloud dough

cloud dough recipe

Use your hands to finish kneading the dough together. I like to pour out on a hard surface (I use a glossy marble tile) to finish kneading.

cloud dough recipe

If the dough is too wet (and sticky), add in a little corn starch. If it’s too dry, add in a little more conditioner.

cloud dough recipe

This Cloud Dough recipe with conditioner is probably the cheapest recipe for Cloud Dough out there. When making Cloud Dough, make sure you’re not buying an expensive conditioner or corn starch. Just purchase the cheapest ingredients you can to make this fun dough for play time.

making cloud dough

After playing with Cloud Dough your hands will feel like you’ve just had a manicure. Because conditioner is a huge part of this recipe, your hands will feel so soft after playing. They’ll smell really nice, too.

Don’t forget to pin this Cloud Dough recipe to one of your favorite Pinterest boards.

how to make cloud dough

If white Cloud Dough isn’t your thing, check out this post for how to make Colored Cloud Dough.

If your children like Cloud Dough, they’ll like these fun compounds too:

Edible Starburst Slime

If your children love slime like mine do, they’ll love this Edible Starburst Slime made using Starburst candies.

Pumpkin Pie Play Dough

how to make pumpkin pie play dough

Cloud Dough

Yield: 1 big batch of white cloud dough
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Active Time: 3 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

Instructions

  1. Pour cornstarch into a large mixing bowl.
  2. Then, pour conditioner into the bowl of cornstarch.
  3. Using a spatula, stir and mix the two ingredients until it gets hard to mix with the spatula.
  4. Use your hands to finish kneading the dough together. I like to pour out on a hard surface (I use a glossy marble tile) to finish kneading.

Notes

If the dough is too wet (and sticky), add in a little corn starch. If it’s too dry, add in a little more conditioner.

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

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