Today’s Project: Cloud Dough
Video Tutorial: cloud dough
This silky smooth play dough can be made in just a few minutes with stuff you already have in your house–hair conditioner and cornstarch!
Cornstarch, hair conditioner, a large mixing bowl and food coloring (optional).
1. Pour 2 cups of cornstarch into the mixing bowl.
2. Add 1 cup of inexpensive hair conditioner and begin mixing with your hands. You will notice how the ingredients come together nicely and become pliable and very smooth.
3. Divide the dough if you want to color it with food coloring. 4. Store the dough in a plastic bag or air tight container. It should last a couple of days. If it starts to dry out, add a small dollop of conditioner until you reach the right consistency.
Super soft cloud dough is designed for its sensory experience, as an alternative to other play doughs that quickly become flaky and dry out. While your child creates and manipulates the dough, they are developing eye-hand coordination while improving strength and dexterity in their little hands and fingers. This fine motor skill development is a great head start for later skills like holding a pencil and using scissors!
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