Cloud Dough Recipe and Sensory Cloud Activity

Wondering how to make Cloud Dough? The you've come to the right place! This homemade cloud dough recipe gives you a soft and light dough using just two every-day ingredients. Kids will love playing and getting creative with this amazing fluffy cloud dough activity!

Cloud Dough Recipe and Sensory Cloud Activity



All child-friendly doughs are amazing for sensory play, but this cloud dough recipe takes the cake! It's unbelievably easy to make from just 2 ingredients and the most important thing of all; it is a fluffy dream to play with.

After making a few batches of different recipes of dough I can honestly say this is the easiest cloud dough recipe you'll ever come across! It takes sensory play experiences to a whole new level.

Grab a cloud shaped cookie cutter and you can even use this cloud dough recipe to set up a fun cloud themed sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers to enjoy. Add a few poms-poms, Perler beads, and glitter and your little ones are sure to have a total blast!

Sensory Cloud Dough Activity


Check out some of our other favourite Homemade Playdough Recipes for extra fun:



If you are looking for a different texture to play with check out our Moon Dough Recipe


How to Make Cloud Dough



Cloud dough recipe

Ingredient to make cloud dough:


  • 1 cup cornstarch 
  • 1/2 cup hair conditioner (any kind will do)


Cloud Dough Recipe


STEP 1: Prepare supplies.


Find a medium-sized bowl and measure out your ingredients. You will need 1/2 a cup of hair conditioner to every 1 cup of cornstarch you use. 


How to make cloud dough


STEP 2: Combine ingredients.


Begin by adding the cup of cornstarch to your bowl. Then add your measured 1/2 cup of hair conditioner. Add it gradually to the bowl and mix both ingredients until you get a thick mixture. Continue stirring until it is soft and fluffy. Use the images below as a guide. 

2 ingredient cloud dough recipe

Homemade cloud dough recipe


STEP 3: Knead!


Make sure you have a clean and flat surface to work on for this step! Grab the mixture and start to knead it for about one minute or until it is soft.

Cornstarch and conditioner cloud dough recipe



How do you store cloud dough?


Store cloud dough inside an airtight container until you want to use it.


Sensory Cloud Dough Activity


Once you have made your cloud dough you can use it for all kinds of sensory experiences. Have fun squashing and squeezing it and moulding it into different shapes and then have a go at the cloud themed sensory activity below. 


Sensory cloud dough activity


Sensory Cloud Dough Activity Supplies:


  • Cloud shaped cookie cutter or metal flower cookie cutter 
  • White pom poms or cotton balls
  • White Perler beads
  • White sparkling glitter
  • Blue glitter 


Cloud Dough Activity Directions:


STEP 1: Prepare your cloud shaped cookie cutter.


You will need a cloud shaped cookie cutter to shape your cloud dough. You can either purchase a cloud cutter or reshape a metal flower cookie cutter. 

If using a metal flower-shaped cookie cutter, slowly push it down against a flat surface until it looks more like a cloud than the original flower shape. 



Sensory cloud dough activity for kids


STEP 1: Shape your cloud dough.


Using your hands or a rolling pin, flatten your cloud dough about 1/2 inch thick and cut out cloud shapes using your cloud shaped cookie cutter.


Sensory cloud dough activity for kids for toddlers


STEP 3: Playtime!



Invite your child to add pom poms, cotton balls and even Perler bead to the newly made cloud dough! 

Sensory cloud dough activity for kids for preschoolers

Adding glitter is lots of fun too!

Maybe use this cloud themed activity as an opportunity to talk to your toddler or preschooler about the clouds. You could even head outdoors to see what shaped clouds you can see in the sky.

How to make cloud dough for sensory play

Cloud dough is a marvellous dough for sensory play. It's a fun and original way to work on those fine motor skills and encourage little ones to link fun with creativity. We hope you and your little ones enjoy following this fun-tastic cloud dough recipe and that you enjoy the sensory cloud dough activity. 

When you were wondering how to make cloud dough did you realise it was this easy! Have fun! 

How to make cloud dough. Follow our easy cloud dough recipe and use it for a fun sensory cloud activity for kids.


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