Cosmic Cloud Dough

August 23, 2012
I have been trying to come up with a way to make our cloud dough glow for a while so I was so excited when the inspiration came to me!

Cosmic SPACE DOUGH is easy to make and so fun for kids. {Out of this world sensory play from Growing a Jeweled Rose}
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To make our glowing dough I experimented with different ingredients. Even though we used different ingredients this dough looks and feels a lot like regular cloud dough!

Glowing Space Dough Recipe
Add the baking soda along with a few drops of the glowing paint of your choice into a sensory bin or container.  Then slowly add water until you reach the desired consistency.  You want the dough to be slightly damp and mold-able.  If you accidentally add too much water, just add more baking soda.  A small amount of paint will give you an amazing glow.... add more if needed.

Glow in the Dark Cloud Dough
You can use regular glow in the dark paint for amazingly glowing green dough or you can use fluorescent paint to make a whole rainbow of glowing cloud dough colors
Glow in the Dark Cloud Dough

You will need to charge the glow in the dark dough by a light source right before play. If using fluorescent paint to make your dough you will need a blacklight. No matter what paint you use this dough is SO FUN! It feels almost EXACTLY like cloud dough. It is soft and powdery but also very mold-able. It actually holds it's mold a touch better than cloud dough does.

The first time we mixed up a batch of this fun glowing dough I decided to throw in some googly eyes so that Rosie could make sensory monsters.

glowing cloud dough sensory play

glowing cloud dough sensory monsters

glowing cloud dough

cloud dough sensory monsters

Since that first play time we have found so many other ways to play with this amazing glowing dough.
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Glow in the Dark Cloud Dough Recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose

More About the Author

Crystal Underwood is the writer and creator of Growing A Jeweled Rose. She has worked extensively with children and strongly believes in the importance of play at the core of early learning. She is passionate about the early years and believes that childhood should be a truly magical time in life. For all the best kids activities connect with Growing a Jeweled Rose below!