Sandcastle messy play :: homemade cloud dough recipe

Sandcastle messy play with a homemade cloud dough recipe is perfect for summer days when you can’t get to the real beach – or when you want a relaxing sensory playtime in the shade of your own home. Here’s the recipe:sandcastle messy play cloud dough recipe

Sandcastle messy play :: homemade cloud dough recipe

Cloud dough is one of the recipes in my e-book The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book. It’s very easy to make and a totally different sensory experience to traditional play dough.

cloud dough recipeTo make it, you will need:

4 cups of flour

1 cup of oil (we most often use baby oil, to get a lovely fragrance)

glitter is optional, but we like some extra sparkle!

 

cloud dough recipe

All you need to do is combine the ingredients in a bowl and mix…

homemade cloud doughuntil it combines and gives you a texture that looks like you’re about to make pastry. But… give the cloud dough a squish with your hand and you’ll see how it comes together and holds its shape! So cool!

homemamde cloud dough recipe My girls find it irresistible. It’s such a touchy-feely material to play with. Be aware that this is messy play (that’s half the fun , isn’t it) – although I find the clean up afterwards is quick and easy. I wouldn’t try it in a room with a carpet, but it sweeps up fine from my kitchen floor.

sandcastle dough recipe

The squishing is so much fun and as the dough holds its shape it’s perfect for making sandcastles.

sandcastle messy play

I set out some scoops and bowls in different sizes and we had our own homemade mini beach!

sandcastle messy play

The girls made some flags for their sandcastles {from toothpicks and tissue paper} to go on top. You can add little people and a little square of fabric and set up a picnic day out on the beach.

Homemade play dough recipes and ideas for a whole year of play!The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book

Love play dough? Get your copy of The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book. It’s packed full of recipes and ideas for a whole year of play. There are ideas for every season, with lots of language, art, and math added in too. Come and take a look!

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