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Cloud Dough – An Arts and Math Activity

Looking for an interesting new twist on playdough? In this activity, children will make “cloud dough” a fluffy version of the original by following the simple recipe below. Have children measure the ingredients as an added math component.

What you need:

  • 1/2 cup lotion
  • 1 cup cornstarch  
  • Food colouring

Process

  • Add 1/2 cup of lotion and 1-2 drops of food colouring to a bowl and mix until combined.
  • Add 1 cup of cornstarch to the mix and stir until combined.
  • Placing the dough on a hard surface, knead with your hands until it forms dough. Add an additional tablespoon of cornstarch if the dough is too sticky. 

Tip:

Once your cloud dough is finished, use cookie cutters and rolling pins to play with it! 

Storage Tip: Store the playdough in an airtight container to help it last longer. If the dough dries out, knead in a few extra drops of lotion.

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