Halloween Cloud Dough Sensory Bin

 

 

We hadn’t played with cloud dough in ages, and suddenly, I felt the urge to make some in Halloween colors. Check out How to Make Multicolored Cloud Dough for the recipe!

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

(E was 35 months old.)

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Note: Cloud dough is messy. Read more about it in the How to Make Cloud Dough post!

 

 

 

I set up the three colors separately in our sensory bin and added Halloween confetti and foam stickers in coordinating colors.

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

I added a plastic orange leaf-shaped bowl with just a few Halloween themed cupcake decorations, since E had recently had so much fun making cupcakes with Halloween play dough. At the last minute, I added a few plastic Halloween cookie cutters in orange and black that I didn’t get a picture of. I didn’t want to offer too many tools and instead waited for E’s requests.

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

She asked for a spoon right away when she saw the set up, and those few things kept her well entertained.

She started out inspecting a few foam stickers and checking the cookie cutter imprints

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

before getting down to the business of making cupcakes.

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

I loved her technique of getting to the toothpick at the bottom of the bowl 😉

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

Cause a cupcake needs a toothpick!

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

E spent a little time exploring the Halloween cloud dough with her hands,

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

and playing with the foam stickers

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

but mostly, she made cupcakes.

Orange cupcakes,

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

and mixed Halloween colored cupcakes.

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

Some of them were even decorated with spiderwebs.

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

Such a delicious display of cupcakes for the whole family!

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

In between, she insisted on getting her key on a lanyard, and while looking for it, she found the rest of the foam stickers and picked a green spider to complete the color scheme of our sensory bin.

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

I loved how the sensory bin looked when I set it up but I think I may have liked it even better when it wasn’t neat anymore and well played with 🙂

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

The cupcakes all ended up getting dumped out as part of E’s self-chosen clean-up process before she placed all the rest of the extra items in the sensory bin and put the lid on.

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

 

As mentioned above, cloud dough is notoriously messy. The mess from this particular activity was minimal because E was very careful but most of her clothes were still covered in cloud dough. It came right out in the washing machine.

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

E had such great fun that she’s asked to play with this sensory bin two more times since the first time. She added some fun new ideas for sensory exploration!

 

A whole box of Halloween cloud dough - awesome fun!

 

 

 

Have you played with colored cloud dough before? What’s your favorite Halloween themed sensory activity? Tell me about it in the comments!

 

 

 

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11 Comments

  1. I know what you mean about the cupcakes – my daughter seems to turn all sensory play into an opportunity to make cupcakes too, LOL!

    1. It’s so cute – and she always makes sure to make enough for the whole family 🙂

  2. So fun! The colors of your cloud dough are so vibrant! I’m heading to check out your recipe next! Pinning this while I’m here!

    1. Hihi, it was the same for me, I got so inspired one day that I tossed aside my already long list of Halloween activities and just made this cloud dough instead 😉 Thanks for stopping by, so glad you like it!

  3. I love cloud dough, have never tried making it coloured before though!! Good idea! Love her method of getting the toothpick too 😉

    1. This was our first time coloring it, as well! I always just made it plain while there was still a chance that she’d try to eat it. Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!