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You may remember me mentioning that my son has eating issues and a lot of that stems from sensory problems. To help combat that we’ve been intentional about creating sensory experiences. Sometimes it’s shaving cream in the bathtub, other times writing in salt, and on and on it goes. Our most recent sensory experience was so fun and relaxing that I had to share it with you.
This sensory dough is often called cloud dough, moon dough, or moon sand. I like to call it cloud dough because it feels so soft like a cloud. Not to mention that it smells heavenly because we use lavender scented baby oil! So cloud dough it is. Or maybe heavenly cloud dough.
My son helped me add the flour.
-Add 6 cups of flour to a large bowl.
-Squeeze in one 6.5 bottle of Johnson & Johnson Lavender Baby Oil Gel
I recommend removing the whole lid before you squeeze any out. We learned that squeezing it out quickly is challenging and removing the lid once you have greasy fingers is even more so. 🙂
I had good help though!
My son loved to help me make it. He would pretend the oil was rivers and he watched it run as he built mountains. What would have taken me a few minutes to stir and whisk ended up being 30 minutes spent with him playing while he mixed. Even though he didn’t touch it with his hands I still think this was a win. Maybe it was the calming lavender that made him chilled out enough to play with a bowl and oil for so long.
After the dough was mixed up it was time to play! I divided the dough into two small sensory bins, one for each kid. They were less than $3 each at Walmart, which is also where I picked up the baby gel (which is in the baby section, not the lotion section, you know, just in case you are stuck searching for it like I was ha!).
These trucks were only about $5 for a handful of them and my son loves them to pieces! They worked great scooping and dumping the cloud dough.
Together my kids pretended they were making ice cream for customers.
If you’re looking to try a sensory bin, this is a great and inexpensive one to start with. All the products can be found at Walmart and any cookie cutters, spoons, and little figurines you have already can be added.