29 September 2017

Cloud Dough Recipe For Sensory Play

I have been compensated by Johnson's® Baby for this post; however, I am sharing my own thoughts. All opinions are my own.

My youngest baby turned 10 this summer, but that doesn't mean that I don't frequent the baby aisle at Walmart anymore. When my kids were little, I used Johnson & Johnson baby products
on them. My favorite was the Johnson's Bedtime Bath. Every time I smell it, I am instantly taken
back to the time I was holding my babies while they slept. The smell of Johnson's Baby Oil also
takes me back, so I still buy it to use on my legs and feet.

My son has autism, and he is what's known as a sensory seeker. His occupational therapist
makes this cloud dough recipe with him. Of course, I had to use Johnson's Baby Oil because I
love the smell and so it would soften our hands.

Easy cloud dough recipe for sensory play.


Cloud Dough Recipe



Making the cloud dough is easy because you only need two ingredients: white flour and Johnson & Johnson Baby Oil.  You'll also need a large bowl or bin.  


The base recipe is to use 8 cups of flour to 1 cup of baby oil.  You can also use 4 cups of flour to 1/2 cup baby oil or 2 cups of flour to 1/4 cup of Johnson's Baby Oil like I used.  This is a great time to work on math with your kids.  Since Caleb is going in to 7th grade, we worked on ratios.  

Place the measured flour in a bowl.  Measure the baby oil and slowly drizzle it in the bowl, being careful not to dump it all in one spot so it's easier to mix.  


You can  use your hands, a dough blender, or even a spoon to mix it up.  It should look dry, but when you squeeze it, it will hold its shape.  You can add more oil if you need to.  We added about another 1/8 of a cup for our 2 cups of flour.  


Making the cloud dough is fun, but playing with it is even more fun.  I gave my kids cookie cutters to play with for this batch.  Caleb also uses his dinosaur toys and even buttons or beads to play with in the cloud dough.  

When you're done, cover the cloud dough with a lid and store until the next time you want to play with it.  If it dries out, drizzle some Johnson's Baby Oil and mix it up.

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Cari Dunn
Cari Dunn

Cari lives on a small farm in Ohio with her husband, three kids, two dogs, two cats, five goats, several chickens, and homing pigeons. She loves Gilmore Girls, coffee, and her kids. Not in that order.

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