- 5 cups of plain flour
- 1 cup baby oil
|Counting out 5 cups of flour into a tub- more or less accurately!|
We made some and LOVED it! (I’ve since gone back to our original post and had to rename it simply as “dough” as it is definitely NOT like this “cloud dough”.) What this reminds me of most of all though, is a type of mouldable sand like the branded Moon Sand or Moon Dough (though not as hideous to clear up!!) You can squeeze it, form it, shape it, and use it to make little sand castles or dough shapes. And it smells wonderful and feels silky soft! A great thing to try as an alternative to play dough!
|Stirring in 1 cup of delicious baby oil with a spoon|
Cakie got very serious about the making of the dough and wanted to be totally in charge. Which meant she did the counting out of the cups herself, great for measuring and counting using 1 to 1 correspondence. She tipped in about half a cup of glitter to make it really sparkle!
|“This is very sticky Mummy!”|
She used lots of descriptive language to try and explain what it felt like between her fingers, as the ingredients transformed from dry to sticky, then became silky soft and squishy at the end.
|Tipped into a tray for easier play|
We tipped it into a tray for easier access and added mini flower pots, cups, spoons and paintbrushes for exploration.
|“Ta da! I made a sand castle!”|
We stored ours in a container with a lid a week ago and so far it has been played with a few times and is still just as soft. Hopefully it will last as long as play dough! I’ll let you know 🙂
- maths: counting using 1:1 correspondence, counting reliably up to 5 and beyond, measuring, filling and emptying, talking about capacity
- knowledge & understanding: changes of consistency, describing and exploring materials
- creativity: model making, imaginative play, storytelling