Kinetic Cloud Dough

As our kids become more and more curious, we’ve been looking for more DIYs and crafts to do with the kids. This cloud dough is so fun to make and even more fun to play with.


  • A few squirts glycerin
  • 1 cup sand
  • Shells
  • ½ cup all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup salt
  • 1 TBSP vegetable oil
  • 1 TBSP cream of tartar


  1. Combine ingredients and mix.
  2. Add ¾ cup of boiling water. Stir in and continue mixing until you have a smooth dough-like consistency.
  3. Add a few squirts of glycerin – it will make the playdough a lot less sticky.
  4. Pour sand and knead until all the sand is well incorporated.
  5. Decorate with shells!