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Pumpkin Cloud Dough Recipe to Play and EAT

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Come take a peak at our easy, peasy Pumpkin Cloud Dough Recipe perfect for a fun, hands on fall activity for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Not only is this cloud dough recipe great for sensory exploration and strengthening hand muscles, but it is easy to clean up and tasty to eat too!
Come take a peak at our easy, peasy Pumpkin Cloud Dough Recipe perfect for a fun, hands on fall activity for toddler, preschool, pre k, kindergarten, and first grade students.  Not only is this cloud dough recipe great for sensory exploration and strengthening hand muscles, but it is easy to clean up and tasty to eat too!

Pumpkin Cloud Dough

We love doing themed activities during the year. This fun-to-play-with pumpkin cloud dough is a super easy pumpkin activity for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarteners, and grade 1 students. I’m a big fan of Sensory Play with little kids, but don’t really like wasting materials or storing lots of ingredients. So this Pumpkin Cloud Dough recipe that you can play with  and then eat is perfect – no waste!

Whether you are a parent, teacher, or homeschooler – you will love this cloud dough recipe.

Cake mix makes a perfect cloud dough base
Cloud Dough Recipe

This activity is super simple – my favorite kind. We picked up a Pillsbury Perfectly Pumpkin cake mix which formed a wonderful cloud dough consistency. I think any cake mix would work, but hat is the one we used. We put it in a food storage container that was big enough to play in and to later mix it up in too.

You will also want some food safe cookie cutters, spoons or shovels, and other sand type toys. Just make sure you don’t use sand toys that haven’t been completely cleaned and sanitized with something you are going to eat!

Pumpkin Cloud Dough holds its shape together beautifully

Pumpkin Cloud Dough Recipe

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

Edible 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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Beth Gorden is the creative multi-tasking creator of 123 Homeschool 4 Me. As a busy homeschooling mother of six, she strives to create hands-on learning activities and worksheets that kids will love to make learning FUN! She has created over 1 million pages of printables to help teach kids ABCs, science, English grammar, history, math, and so much more! Beth is also the creator of 2 additional sites with even more educational activities and FREE printables - www.kindergartenworksheetsandgames.com and www.preschoolplayandlearn.com

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