Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Cloud Dough! 7-10-12

I LOVE Pinterest and spend a lot of time ‘pinning’ things to do with the boys but never getting around to doing them.  Today, however, I actually tried something!  We made cloud dough!  (You can find the instructions here on how to make your own.)  The dough has such a cool texture…it feels like flour but when you squeeze it or put it in a mold it will hold a shape.  Plus, it smells good!
Here are my tips/suggestions should you decide to make your own:
- Lay out a table cloth on the floor or play with it outside.
- Give each child a cookie sheet or large lid to use as their play area.  This way no one is destroying another’s creation and it keeps the dough more contained. 
- The kids will get messy…it’s a dusty mess though and can be easily vacuumed up. 
- Be sure to tell the kids that it should NOT be eaten.  I know, I know, it’s a given but if your kids are like mine they WILL put this in their mouth. 
The boys love it!  Luke and Will played with it while Sean was sleeping and Sean joined in when he woke up. Now, and hour and a half later Will is still playing with it and Sean’s going back and forth with other things.  Give this a try!  I know your kids will love it!