Flour + Baby Oil = Cloud Dough

Flour + Baby Oil = Cloud Dough

The name of this dough fascinated O. The ease of making it fascinated me. Just mix baby oil and flour in a 1:8 ratio-- we used 1/4 cup baby oil and 2 cups flour--and you have cloud dough! It looks like flour, but it holds its shape when pressed.

Ages:
2 - 9
Est. Time:
<1 hour

How we did it:

Materials List

  1. baby oil (1/4 cup)
  2. flour (2 cups)
  1. O's reaction to getting his hands in the stuff.

  2. He could make handprints that stayed in the dough, which he loved.

  3. Next we experimented with a waffle rolling pin toy.

  4. This is O, so of course a truck had to be involved. We made tire tracks.

  5. O decided this was "snow dough" and we made snow balls! Perfect for a hot summer day. I'll admit there is a bit of a mess to clean up afterward, but the fun of squishing this dough (even for me) was worth it! I think I'll try this outside in a larger container next time for extra squishing.