3 Ingredient Cloud Dough Recipe

cloud doughI remember when I was young and in girl scouts we made flubber. The movie Flubber had just come out recently so it was a fun craft to go along side of it. We had to work together to gather all of the ingredients and mix it correctly to create our very own. If we didn’t listen and follow directions then the flubber would just be goo that you couldn’t do anything with. I thought about trying to find the recipe for flubber so my boys could make it but I didn’t have any luck. That’s when Cloud Dough was created.

cloud doughI’m sure you’re thinking in your head right now, what in the world is cloud dough? Cloud dough is essentially the softest play doh you can get your hands on. Though its a little messy, it’s an easy craft for you and your littles to make. The best part is that it’s incredibly cheap to make a ton of it. You can customize it with colors, glitters, scents, anything you want!  Once you’re finished you can just throw it in a zip lock bag for later play or toss it and make more later.

cloud doughMy 2-year old required some help but both boys absolutely loved making cloud dough. They each got to measure out the ingredients into the bowl and mix them until just right. Their favorite part, of course, was choosing how to customize their own cloud dough. They took turns smelling all the scents we picked up and choosing the glitters they wanted to incorporate. When they were finished they had their own unique dough to play with.

cloud dough

cloud dough

cloud dough

cloud dough

cloud dough

3 Ingredient Cloud Dough Recipe

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Quick 5 Minute Cloud Dough Recipe
Recipe type: craft
Prep time: 
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  • 4 tablespoons corn starch
  • 2 tablespoons hair conditioner
  • 1 bowl
  • 1 spoon
  • 1-5 bottles of glitter
  • 1 zip lock bag
  1. In a small bowl, dump your 4 tablespoons of flour in.
  2. Next add your two tablespoons of hair conditioner on top of the flour.
  3. Carefully mix ingredients by circling a spoon around the edge of the bowl and dumping ingredients back into the center until well mixed.
  4. Once mixed, flatten and fold mixture with spoon until almost a dough consistency.
  5. Pull out of bowl and knead with hands until soft and fluffy like a cloud.
  6. Add all the glitter you want!



  1. June 12, 2017 / 6:18 pm

    That is a fun family activity! It’s crazy what kind of ingredients you cam mix to make weird things. Gotta love science!

  2. kristy
    June 12, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    This looks like so much fun! Cant wait to try this with my boys. Best part is all the supplies we have already. I make sensory toys each week for my kids and hadn’t tried this one yet.

  3. June 12, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    What a great DIY to do with the kids! Such a simple recipe too!

  4. June 13, 2017 / 9:53 am

    I need some ideas for my son for summer break and this looks like something fun to do with him. I love that it teaches him how to mix things as well, science! Win-win!

  5. June 13, 2017 / 1:07 pm

    you really made dough out of everyday products including hair conditioner…lol. i think you’ve got macgyver beat… i’m impressed.

  6. Elizabeth O
    June 13, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    Okay, now I get it… I read your post carefully as I had imagined you were creating dough that floats in the air. Hahaha! Very cute and creative fun.

  7. Guru Karanam
    June 14, 2017 / 4:12 am

    Thank you sharing such amazing recipe for kids

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