Posted by on Oct 7, 2013 in Apple Themed Activities, Fall Crafts and Activities, Motor Skills, Outdoor Activities, Sensory Bins | 0 comments

I came across this recipe for cloud dough from Tinker Lab and figured my bugs and I should give it a try! Cloud dough is really fun to play with it. It has a unique, soft, texture that is airy yet moldable. I gave it a bit of a fall twist by adding two powdered, red chalk pieces (for colour), along with some cinnamon, nutmeg and clove spices to give it a yummy apple-pie scent (you could also just use apple pie spice). The cloud dough was so much fun to run our fingers through and to squish and mold, and the apple pie scent added an extra lovely sensory element!

Apple Pie Cloud Dough


  •  8 cups of all purpose flour
  • 1 cup of vegetable oil
  • 2 pieces of ground red sidewalk chalk (I put my chalk in a Ziploc bag and clobbered it with a rolling pin until it turned into powder)
  • apple pie spice or a mix of ground cinnamon, nutmeg and ground cloves

Sensory Play:

I put our apple pie cloud dough into a clear bin that we use for our sensory play, along with some measuring cups, funnels, a muffin tin, and sand molds. It was a gorgeous fall day, so we were able to do this activity outside, which was great because it can get *VERY MESSY* (at least that was my experience with two curious boys)!

The boys set to work packing the cloud dough into measuring cups and then filling the muffin tin.

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They rolled the cloud dough into balls…

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and they used the sand molds to create castles and little animal shapes.

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Although it was really messy, my bugs had a great time playing with the cloud dough. It’s soft like flour, but moldable like wet sand, AND it smells DELICIOUS!! M asked me a few times if he could taste it, but I convinced him it wouldn’t taste as good as it smelled.

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