I made cloud dough for the first time… I made it to stick inside of a baby food container to make the container look like Spookly the Square Pumpkin. I wanted to find something fun to stick inside the container to make Spookly orange. I originally was going to make this orange pumpkin slime found by clicking here. Then I decided to make a more sandy dough thinking it would be less messy. With four and five year old, cloud dough seems just as messy – my black pants were orange by the end of the day… but we had a blast and that’s all that matters to me at this point. Ha-ha!
First, I made the dough at home…
1 bag of flour
2 cups of powdered orange tempera paint
2 Cups of Vegetable Oil
3 Table Spoons Pumpkin Pie Spice
3 tablespoons of vanilla
Mix altogether till it forms a wet sand mixture. It reminds me of wet sand at the beach!
This made a lot… I wanted enough for the kids to be able to play with and also so that it would fit into 24 baby food containers.
Once it was made, I divided some of it into smaller containers (dollar store). This way students could experience the fun cloud dough in their own little box. I added small pie containers and the students had a blast making pretend pumpkin pies!
We also tried to roll it into small pumpkins and acted out the five little pumpkins on the mini-mat. Which you can download at the end of this post.
We added a pumpkin face with a sharpie. We used the template found in the document below to create the stem.
We bagged up the finished Spookly with the mini-mat for the students to take home and continue the fun…
I will say this was little messy with some of the students… but they loved it! My second grader also enjoyed playing with the dough before I let the preschoolers explore. She kept it neat and played with it for over an hour… I think she piled up many pretend pumpkin pies.
You can download the printables found in this post!Google+