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Easy cloud dough recipe to make with the kids! You only need 2 ingredients and most are probably already sitting in your pantry right now! 

Moon dough or cloud dough? Or maybe it's moon sand? What do and your kids call this recipe? I've heard it called both and I suppose it doesn't really matter.

Whatever you call this cloud dough (or is it moon dough – ha), it is super easy to make with the kids and will provide hours of enjoyment! I bet you have all of the ingredients right now to make it too. It really only takes 2 ingredients, but there is an optional ingredient if you want the dough to have a fragrance.

Cloud Dough Ingredients

  • 4 cups, White Flour
  • ½ cup, Baby Oil
  • 5-7 drops, Therapeutic Grade Eucalyptus Essential Oils (optional)
    We used Eucalyptus Essential Oil but have also done Orange.
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Green and Orange Food Coloring (optional)

How do you make Moon Dough?

  1. In your mixing bowl add the 4 cups of flour and ½ cup of baby oil. Mix well.
  2. Add 3-4 drops of each the green and orange food coloring. Knead the dough so the color disperses.
  3. Take the mixture into your hands and knead it. The heat from your hands will help form and soften it into shape.
  4. To use your moon dough, just form the dough in your hand or molds to make a variety of shapes. If the dough is still too crumbly, add a few drops of baby oil at a time until it is the consistency you wish.
  5. Store your moon dough in an air tight container when not in use and it should stay fresh for weeks. Should it loose its consistency, just add a few more drops of baby oil and mix until softened again.

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Moon Dough or Cloud Dough

Easy recipe to make homemade cloud dough. Your kids will love this!

  • Author: Andrea Deckard
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Ingredients

  • 4 cups, White Flour
  • ½ cup, Baby Oil
  • 5-7 drops, Therapeutic Grade Eucalyptus Essential Oils (optional)
    We used Eucalyptus Essential Oil but have also done Orange.
  • Mixing Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Green and Orange Food Coloring (optional)

Instructions

  1. In your mixing bowl add the 4 cups of flour and ½ cup of baby oil. Mix well.
  2. Add 3-4 drops of each the green and orange food coloring. Knead the dough so the color disperses.
  3. Take the mixture into your hands and knead it. The heat from your hands will help form and soften it into shape.
  4. To use your moon dough, just form the dough in your hand or molds to make a variety of shapes. If the dough is still too crumbly, add a few drops of baby oil at a time until it is the consistency you wish.
  5. Store your moon dough in an air tight container when not in use and it should stay fresh for weeks. Should it loose its consistency, just add a few more drops of baby oil and mix until softened again.

About Andrea Deckard

Andrea Deckard is a personal finance expert and speaker. She lives by the following motto, "save on what you need so you can spend on what you want." She started Savings Lifestyle in 2008, and long-time readers remember the site as Mommy Snacks. Andrea is a go-to resource on frugal living for local news outlets such as WDTN, WGRR, and Cincinnati.com as well as national outlets like Good Morning America. She has also been featured in multiple national publications.

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