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Magical Cloud Dough Recipe (2 Ingredients)

Unleash creativity with cloud dough! This easy, two-ingredient recipe keeps kids entertained for hours with mess-free sensory play.

Skills Required: None. This is suitable for any child, even those without crafting experience. The ingredients are safe too.

cloud dough

Welcome to a world of squishy fun and creative play! Today, we’re diving into a super simple DIY project that’s perfect for kids and adults alike: making cloud dough.

Also affectionally known as moon dough, this silky-smooth play material is incredibly easy to make and even easier to love.

In this blog post, we’re going to walk you through a foolproof cloud dough recipe that requires only two ingredients you likely have in your home right now: cornstarch and baby lotion.

And for those who love a bit of pizazz, we’ll also show you how to jazz up your dough with optional food coloring, making it as colorful as it is fun to play with.

kids hands playing with cloud dough

Why cloud dough, you ask? Well, not only is it perfect for sensory play, which is great for children’s development, but it’s also a fantastic way to spend quality time together. It’s hands-on fun that encourages creativity and can keep everyone entertained for hours.

Plus, it’s safe and non-toxic, which gives you peace of mind when the kids are playing.

Ready to get started? Roll up your sleeves, and let’s make some cloud dough! This mixture is just waiting to be shaped into whatever your hearts desire.

cloud dough recipe

Keep reading to find out how you can whip up this fantastic dough in no time. Let’s create some magical, moldable memories.


  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup baby lotion
  • Food coloring (optional – only if you want color)


  • Bowls
  • Spoon or fork
kids hands playing with blue moon dough

This dough can last for months in an airtight container. If it starts to dry out, just add it more of the liquid (lotion, oil, etc).

cloud playdough

Get the how to card for this dough below:

Yield: 2 1/2 cups dough

Cloud Dough

cloud dough

Satisfy your child's senses with fluffy, moldable cloud dough! Easy recipe for hours of safe, mess-free sensory play.

Prep Time 2 minutes
Active Time 5 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $1


  • 2 cups cornstarch
  • 1 cup baby lotion
  • Food coloring (optional)


  • Bowl (one per color)


  1. In a medium sized bowl, combine the cornstarch and baby lotion. Mix thoroughly until a dough forms.cornstarch and lotion mixed together in a bowl
  2. Turn the dough out onto a clean work surface and add in food coloring if desired. Knead to combine.adding food coloring to the mixture

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If you enjoyed making this cloud playdough, let me know in the comments! I’d also love for you to check out these other fun kid friendly posts:

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