Making Moon Dough

This is something I’ve been planning to make with Gracen for a long while now and I’m so glad we finally tried it today.  Moon dough, often also called cloud dough, is a silky, mouldable mixture of just two ingredients many families probably already have on hand. Fun and easy – love it!

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To whip up your own batch of moon dough, all you need is some white flour, some baby oil, a mixing bowl, and a whisk.

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Start by adding 8 parts flour into your bowl.

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Then add 1 part baby oil.

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Mix well, ensuring all the large clumps are broken up and the oil is evenly distributed through the flour.

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When you’re done, the mixture will be light and fluffy and the clumps should be minimal.  That’s it – so easy!  Transfer it into a large bin and add some cups, moulds, straws, spoons, and cookie cutters for your little one(s) to use while exploring.

Cloud Dough

  • 8 cups of white flour
  • 1 cup of baby oil

Put the ingredients into a large bowl and mix really well.  Store in an airtight container or bag for several months.



4 thoughts on “Making Moon Dough

  1. I know this is an old post but I was wondering, do you think you could add food coloring to the mixture to make fun colors?

  2. Good question, Dayanna! I haven’t tried making coloured moon/cloud dough yet, but I know it’s possible. Regular liquid and gel food colouring won’t work as you can’t blend them into the flour well enough and of course they’ll separate from the baby oil, but I’ve heard adding powdered tempera paint to the flour mixture is the way to go! Let me know if you try it out. Good luck! :)

  3. I didnt think much of this but i have to admit it was a great hit. we or mostly she played with it for almost an hour! and she didnt even notice when i left the room for a few minutes. I will give it the ultimate test tomorow while i sit her down with this and attempt to make dinner :)

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