Monday, January 14, 2013

Rainy day sand castles

We have reached the time of year where the skies are gray more often than not. The grass is wet, and the thought of dragging two little ones outside can seem, daunting. I try my best to get everyone out and about, but after battling an endless supply of sore throats and snotty noses we got a little cabin fever.

We needed something new. Something fun. And something that involved indoor entertaining.

Thank you Pinterest, you solved our rainy day blues.

 If you have busy toddlers at hand, this is an awesome sensory activity that will keep them preoccupied, and stretch their imagination.  Shoot, we made mountains, castles, pancakes, pies.....

It's called cloud dough. It's inexpensive. It's fun. It's genius.  

 It consists of two ingredients: Flour and oil. (it called for baby oil, I used vegetable oil since I didn't have the other, plus baby oil isn't good if it is ingested. Veggie oil it was.)

The texture was that of soft sand, you know the kind that you dig for at the beach.....the kind that is PERFECT for building sand castles and sand towns. I had always thought a sand box would be fun for Cole, but hated the idea that it could be a potential litter box for neighbor cats. Cloud dough solved everything! It's easy to make, fun to play with, and a snap to clean up. Just beware that it can make the floors slippery because of the oil.

Cole had so much fun.....ok, let's be honest, WE both had so much fun. Something about that squishy-gishy dough was extremely therapeutic!

Go ahead and follow this link to make your own Cloud Dough to dig your fingers in to. 

Just some regular fun in the, rain.


  1. You're an excellent momma to our boys!! Love you hon

  2. You're an excellent momma to our boys!! Love you hon