This three ingredient DIY cloud dough is so easy, and the texture provides hours of fun play for kids of all ages. It is made with baby oil, vegetable oil and flour.
Having hands-on, sensory experiences is so healthy for kids as their brains develop. To be able to save money by making homemade cloud dough or moon dough is great for those on a budget.
Want another DIY sensory experience? Check out my sensory water bottle.
Three Ingredient DIY Cloud Dough
Kids will love the texture of this cloud dough. It forms into shapes. Using candy molds, silicone molds or measuring cups help kids engage with the DIY sensory dough even more.
The project is best made in a large plastic bin. Alternatively, use a 9×13 baking dish, but your dish will be pretty full. Making this outside means an easy clean-up.
Many also call this DIY moon dough. Whatever you call it, I think you will become addicted to making it.
Ingredients DIY Cloud Dough
- 8 cups flour
- 3/4 cup baby oil
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- Optional: essential oil and/or food color. My confession is that I have never tried food coloring, but please let me know if it works.
How to Make Three Ingredient DIY Cloud Dough
- Combine flour, baby oil and vegetable oil.
- Use hands to squish together until completely combined. It’s that easy!
See how easy it is to make three ingredient DIY cloud dough? I predict you won’t be able to resist playing right alongside with your kids.
Don’t have silicone or chocolate molds? Here are some affiliate links:
- Cactus, Coconut Tree, Flamingo and Pineapple
- Animals, Flowers and Bugs
- Hearts, Stars, Dinosaurs and Robots
I grew up making molded chocolate out of Candy Melts. If you are getting molds for this project, consider making molded chocolate too. It’s super easy and very fun. My kids like to sell their chocolates at their lemonade stands.
Here’s an introduction into how to work with Candy Melts.
My daughter experimented more with this dough by adding more vegetable oil, baby oil and food coloring. The results were great. It was a different texture, but it was really fun to play with because it acted as a stress reliever for her.