DIY: Two Ingredient Cloud Dough
Last week, my kids went over their aunt’s house and stood in awe as their cousin played with two ingredient cloud dough. Trust me when I say that they have been asking each and every hour if they could make some at our home. I was sort of reluctant because kid’s dough makes such a mess. I have literally scrubbed carpets for hours to get rid of caked on messes from various brands of doughs.
However, I was in a good mood and obliged to make them some cloud dough. I asked my family member for their recipe, and was assured it was very easy to do. When she mentioned it was literally just conditioner, and corn starch I was pretty surprised. I have seen many variations of kid’s clays, and doughs, but had NEVER heard of using conditioner as a main ingredient.
She said we could add coloring to the dough, or sparkles. I was going to initially color the dough in different colors, but then it hit me. My kids have a way of really messing things up. What if they somehow added water and turned the cloud dough back into liquid. The last thing I wanted was colored stains, and caked on colorful dough all over my floors, walls, and furniture.
- 1 cup of thick and creamy conditioner
- 2 cups of cornstarch
- food coloring or sparkles *both optional
- Parchment paper, and an air tight container
In a large bowl, mix your conditioner, and corn starch. If the mixture is too sticky add a wee bit more corn starch. If the mixture is too dry, add a bit more conditioner. The dough should be non stick, stretchy, and pliable. Divide it up by how many kids are playing, and by what colors/sparkles they want. As mentioned, I kept our’s white with glitter to help save my sanity.
Easy peasy huh? I’ve been told this keeps for a while if wrapped in plastic/wax/[parchment, and stored in an airtight container. Make sure your kids hands are clean, as well as their play area to keep gunk out of you two ingredient cloud dough.