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Multi Coloured Cloud Dough

If you haven't made Cloud Dough before, its a super simple play recipe using flour and oil - see our first go here. 
It is really messy, but great for outside play during the summer. 
This time I really wanted to try and colour it. Food colouring doesn't really work because it just coagulates with the oil. You can use crushed chalk, or as we did powdered paint.  
I decided to just add all the colours and make multi coloured cloud dough! Isn't it pretty?
Eventually the pink, orange and yellow mixed together so it was very orangey multi coloured.
You have to love how easily cloud dough sticks together and becomes mouldable. We enjoyed seeing how the colours showed through when it was like this.
I left Jake to it for a while, and then snapped him through the box loading his dumper truck up with it and transporting it to dump in piles on his car mat!
Cloud dough of any colour is a great sensory material for pouring, scooping, transferring, and moulding. And its non-toxic (don't use baby oil!) nature makes it great for babies, toddlers and children. Adding colour simply enhances the experience, and you could also use it in pretend play, like The Imagination Tree did for pinkalicous cupcakes, for example.

Another simple play activity, ready in minutes and with endless opportunities. :) What have you been playing with this week?
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  1. We loved the cloud dough we made earlier this year and I wondered at the time about how to add colour to it. When the weather warms up I can't wait to try this again :)

  2. This is so beautiful. I've never tried colouring our cloud dough before. I'll be on the look out for some powdered paints.


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