We’ve never played with cloud dough, mainly because I find the idea of using baby oil in a sensory bin to be a little worrisome. I embrace mess (if you saw the condition of my living room right now you’d know this to be true), but baby oil seems like it would be so hard to clean up! So when I read on Growing a Jeweled Rose that cake mix would give the same consistency as cloud dough and take less prep time I thought, maybe I should give it a try…..outside.
But sometimes life happens and, well, this project sat on my mental to-do list for weeks before I finally got around to picking up some cake mix to do it. Truth be told I probably only did it now because I saw pink lemonade cake mix on clearance.
Since the base was cake mix, I went with the obvious bin theme: pretend cupcake bakery.
Some silicone cupcake liners, blue glass gems, clear plastic beads, a measuring cup, a measuring spoon, a whisk, and a wooden spoon.
The kids really enjoyed it- even LittleMan who has recently been less interested in sensory bins than he usually is.
I really love how at the end SunnyGirl’s side was messy but LittleMan’s stayed fairly clean. She has been testing the one rule of sensory bin (whats in the bin stays in the bin) more often in recent days. I don’t remember LittleMan testing that rule quite as much as she does…