Pumpkin Cloud Dough Play and EAT

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pumpkin Cloud Dough Play and EAT

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Come take a peak at our easy, peasy Pumpkin Cloud Dough Recipe that is fun to play with and quick and easy to clean up and eat!
Pumpkin Cloud Dough - I love this play recipe because it is great for sensory play and then to eat! (Preschool, Kindergarten, 1st grade)

This is a fun fall sensory activity for toddlers and preschoolers.

I’m a big fan of Sensory Play with little kids, but don’t really like wasting or storing lots of ingredients.

This Pumpkin Cloud Dough is perfect because you play and then eat it!

Pumpkin Cloud Dough Recipe

Cake mix makes a perfect cloud dough base

This activity is super simple – my favorite kind. We picked up a pumpkin cake mix which formed a wonderful cloud dough consistency. We put it in a storage container that was big enough to play in and to later mix it up in too.

Fall Cloud Dough Sensory Play for Toddler and Preschoolers

Pumpkin Cloud Dough holds its shape together beautifully

The pumpkin cake mix was a perfect consistency. You just squeeze it together and it would form a ball.
Look Mom! I mad a pumpkin Sand Castle

You can even use bowls or molds as it would keep it’s shape. It make great “sandcastles”.

feathery light consistency

Eat the Pumpkin Cloud Dough

Being the frugal Mom that I am.....after we finished playing it was time to make our pumpkin cloud dough into something edible.

Eating Edible Pumpkin Cloud Dough

When the my kids were done playing with the cloud dough we added in the wet ingredients on the package directions – oil and water. (Note: I added about 1/4 cup less liquid to make up for any cloud dough that had spilled and was now on my kids faces, clothes, and floor.)

Pumpkin Cloud Dough into Muffins

We baked our cloud dough into delicious pumpkin muffins (again, following the package directions).

Pumpkin Cloud Dough Muffins

By the time we were finished cleaning up the table from our cloud dough, we had yummy pumpkin muffins to eat for a snack.  Now that’s my kind of fall sensory fun!

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More Fall Fun for Toddlers and Preschoolers


  1. I'm getting so excited for all the fall activities coming up...it's my favorite time of year! I would have never thought to use a cake mix for cloud dough, but this is such a neat idea. I'm sure it smelled fabulous. We will need to try this!

    1. Thanks Tara! I love fall too. The cloud dough does smell wonderful.

  2. Love this! I was going to say I bet it smells so good!! Totally bookmarking this for all Fall themed week, too! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I think that's a great idea - so resourceful as too much is wasted these days. I am featuring on this weeks Kids Co-op