Today was another rainy day. It's been raining so much, the ground is mushy. It's a nice break from the heat we've been having but after a week of rain, the walls start to close in on you. Especially when you have two small, energetic, loud kids. This craft comes together in seconds. You can make it with ingredients you already have in your kitchen and it will keep your kids busy for a good bit- and produce a mess that's easily vacuumed up. But if you're worried about the mess, put them in the tub with a pan of this stuff and let them go nuts.
Ingredients (This recipe is enough for one child).
4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup oil (any oil will work: olive oil, canola oil, vegetable oil...even baby oil)
Mix the flour and oil together. Done. That's it. I put the Cloud Dough in a 9X13 baking pan and gave June some discs, plastic cookie cutters, seashells, pretty much anything she could bury and dig up. This dough is silky soft and holds it shape much like damp sand. It's not greasy or wet, just fluffy. Once I was done playing with it, my hands were silky smooth.
June loved this stuff. She played with it 3 times, each time for over an hour. When Daddy got home, she couldn't wait to make him "pies" with her Cloud Dough.
Store this dough in an air-tight container. I'm not sure how long it will stay good for. I'll keep an eye on it and let you know. =) Have fun!