(Jan. 22, 2012) Ok I’ve been seeing this around for a while and avoiding it, thinking Nico wouldn’t play with it anyways (he doesn’t like touching stuff like that). Most people I saw trying this had older kids, but after 2 months of seeing how much fun everyone was having, I gave in and gave it a try. I used Tinkerlab‘s recipe and it worked really well.
At first he would only touch it with a spoon as expected, I played with it, too, to show him it was soft and not dangerous. After a few minutes he came around and put his hands in it, he LOVED it! We played in it for almost 2 hours (now that’s a REALLY long time in toddler world!) and had to stop for lunch even though he didn’t want to and we played again after lunch, it was a big success, messy but success.
We had fun making animal cupcakes and upside down cupcakes.
And he loved when I hid his animals and he had to dig for them.
He even tastes it (wasn’t quick enough for a photo on that one) and he said it was good
In the mean time Alex was having fun making colored and scented cloud dough.
So cloud dough is good for a variety of things, fine motor skills, creativity, imagination, story telling, patience but who cares really? It’s just fun, I couldn’t leave his side, he wanted me to join in and well, I did. It was fun and I loved spending time doing this with him and seeing how much fun he was having with so little
There is not much more to say about cloud dough, you have to experience it to really understand and enjoy it. So come and join in the fun too!