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Peppermint Scented Cloud Dough

As you can imagine, I read the blogs of my fellow Tuesday Tutorials hosts pretty often and when I saw Anna’s Cinnamon and Ginger scented cloud dough last week I knew that it was something I wanted to try with my son. Being me though I knew that I wanted to try something a little bit different so this weekend we made this gorgeous peppermint scented cloud dough!

Peppermint Scented Cloud Dough

Ingredients:

Four cups of plain flour

Half a cup of olive oil

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A few drops of peppermint extract (I used this one from Morrisons)

Green food colouring (I used this liquid one from Sainsbury’s)

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How to make it!

Ok, now to make this clear, when I say four cups I mean four little things, not your big Emma Bridgewater half pint mugs! We used small pots that I use for holding snacks for the kids and that was plenty enough for us.

Measure out your flour into a bowl or tray, then add the oil and a some food colouring. (Unless you have a toddler that wants to add loads, because that’s what toddlers do, right?!) Add a few drops of peppermint extract, it’s always better to have too little and then add more, you want this to be scented cloud dough not totally knocking you out with the smell cloud dough 😉

Mix it all together! This is the fun bit! Because I told my son it was cloud dough he wanted us to make little clouds out of it by squeezing lumps of it together. He then took great pleasure in crumbling it up again, making it ‘rain’! We made towers, talked about the mint in our garden and how that was green and generally had lots of fun. It is a messy thing to do so I’d recommend doing it in your kitchen, we *may* have had an incident where it got thrown up in the air a bit and we ended up with ‘rain’ all over the fruit bowl. Hmm! Thankfully as it is made from flour it was pretty easy to clean up and using food ingrediants meant that it was non-toxic so I didn’t have to worry about what would happen if the baby somehow ate some.

I think this would make a great activity for Christmas too when the peppermint candy canes start making their way into our home!

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6 Comments

  1. 24th September 2014 / 8:33 am

    Looks great! I’ll have to try this peppermint flavour!

  2. 29th September 2014 / 7:06 am

    I really must make some more cloud dough – I loved playing with it!! I bet this smelt amazing. Thanks for linking up with #Playtime

  3. 29th September 2014 / 6:28 pm

    This sounds fun, I’m going to have to make some gingerbread scented cloud dough!

  4. 1st October 2014 / 5:37 pm

    Cloud dough is fun and peppermint sounds great. It’s lovely the way it had a weather theme to the play.
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsbeKids

  5. 6th October 2014 / 1:04 am

    I love peppermint everything! This sounds like a lot of fun, and a great way to soothe an upset tummy via play and aromatherapy.

    Thank you for stopping by the Thoughtful Spot Weekly Blog Hop this week. We hope to see you drop by our neck of the woods next week!

    • 7th October 2014 / 6:08 pm

      You know I didn’t even think of it helping with an upset stomach, that’s a great idea, thank you!

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