Activity:

Make a Sensory Cloud

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What You Need:

  • 4 Cups flour, or, 4 Cups baking soda
  • ½ Cup vegetable oil
  • 1-2 Drops of lavender essential oil
  • Tempera paint powder or crushed chalk (optional, for color)

What You Do:

  1. In a clean, dry container or bin mix all the ingredients together. 
  2. If adding color, use only a spoonful of tempera paint or powdered chalk to start and mix well. Continue adding spoonfuls to desired color intensity. Prepare chalk by putting some chalk in a baggy and using a sturdy object and/or hard surface along with firm pressure to grind the chalk into dust.
  3. Once it’s all mixed together the “cloud” is ready for kids to play with it.

 

Want to make a bigger or smaller cloud? Just remember it’s a 1 to 8 ratio of vegetable oil to flour. So if you use 2 cups of flour it’d be about ¼ cup of vegetable oil. Or, if you wanted 8 cups of flour, you’d add 1 cup of vegetable oil.

For an even simpler version, check out our basic sensory dough recipe.

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