Soft, moldable cloud dough is a simple kid’s craft that is cheap and easy to make. This dough requires just cornstarch and conditioner to make. Perfect rainy day DIY for kids to have fun with.
All children should be supervised when playing with this dough as it is NOT edible and should not be ingested.
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.
Easy to make!
In fact, this cloud dough is even easier to make than slime!
The ingredients to make cloud dough are hair conditioner, and cornstarch. That’s it…just 2 ingredients!
I was pretty surprised. I have seen many variations of kid’s clays, and doughs, but had NEVER heard of using hair conditioner as a main ingredient.
You can 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! So glitter it was….
Ingredients & Supplies
- 1 cup of thick and creamy hair conditioner
- 2 cups of cornstarch
- food coloring or sparkles *both optional
- Parchment paper, and an airtight container
- Gloves for hands
- In a large bowl, mix your conditioner, and cornstarch. 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. Plus, it looks more like an authentic cloud this way!
Easy peasy huh?
Cloud Dough will keep for 2-3 weeks 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 your two ingredient cloud dough.