Second Grade Nest: Cloud Dough

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Cloud Dough

After we did this experiment, the kids declared me the best teacher of summer school. :-) 

Materials Needed:
8 cups of flour
1 cup of baby oil

1. Put 8 cups of flour into bucket.
2. Add 1 cup of baby oil into the flour.
3. Begin mixing up the dough. If the dough is too powdery still, add more baby oil. If the dough gets too wet, add flour.

We needed a couple of drizzles of baby oil throughout the whole experiment, but the kids helped with logical predictions of which items we needed next.

The first few minutes when the flour was still pretty powdery, the mixing spoons worked great, however once it started chunking together, the kids decided it was best to get their hands involved. 

The dough is unique because it is soft and powdery like baby powder, but it can be formed into spheres and get pretty clumpy. 

I added measuring spoons and mixing spoons and let the kids play. 
The really enjoyed burying their spoons and digging their partner's out. 


  1. I bet they did enjoy that! They usually love anything they can put their hands in!