I admit it…I browse around Pinterest quite a bit. This stay-at-home-mom thing still doesn’t come naturally to me, so I have to steal other people’s ideas. And I’ve seen of lot of pins for Cloud Dough. There are people who, it seems, do this on a regular basis. They add different scented oils or extracts – peppermint seems to be the flavor of choice around the holidays – and have different toys in the dough for different themes. So I figured this was going to a really good time.
I mixed a batch up one morning. I didn’t do anything fancy…just flour and oil. I mixed until it was firm enough to stick together, but it was still really soft and fluffy. And this is where I had my first concern. This is basically flour. Flour is messy. So I decided to strip Lucy down to her diaper for this one. (If you only read these posts to see cute pics of my beautiful daughter, you’re out of luck here, as I didn’t want to post too many naked pictures.)
I don’t know who these people are that are making this stuff by the truckload, but I’m a little bitter that I was led to believe this was going to be so much fun. It sucked. And it took forever to clean up, because although it looks like just flour that you could sweep up, the oil made it just sticky enough to require mopping. UGH. Never again.