We have been having so much fun creating and concocting different cloud dough recipes. We have made pumpkin, peppermint, and apple just to name a few, and Rosie and Jewel have loved them all! Last week baby Jewel was having trouble sleeping at night, so I whipped up a calming cloud dough to help soothe and lull her.
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Lavender Cloud Dough Recipe
Mix all ingredients in a sensory bin or container. If you desire the cloud dough to be colored you can use powdered tempera paint. If you don't have any on hand you can easily make your own using sidewalk chalk. Cloud dough is an amazing sensory material in that it is super soft, fluffy, and mold-able. It also lasts indefinitely as long as it is stored in an airtight container.
Handling sensory materials like cloud dough is therapeutic and helps relax little ones. Adding a lavender scent provides another calming attribute. The aroma of lavender is known to soothe and lull.
As kids play they will become calm and relaxed, making this a great activity for time out, just before bed time, and anytime you need to calm kids down
It is AMAZING the effect this cloud dough has on chilling out my kids and refocusing their energies in positive ways. If one of my girls is in need of an attitude adjustment I will pull out our calming cloud dough and set them up to play.
Lavender essential oil can be found in the pharmaceutical section of most major stores or online here. Check out this lavender rice from Nurture Store for another calming sensory material that is sure to soothe and calm. I love how she used real lavender.
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