What can we do
with cloud dough?

Obj. 7a, 8b, 11b, 11d, 12b


  1. Gather your materials: maizena, conditioner, and food coloring.

  2. Make the Cloud Dough:

    • You’ll need: 2 cups Maizena, 1 cup hair conditioner and food coloring (optional)

    • Put the conditioner in a glass bowl (mix in the food coloring now if using).

    • Pour in the maizena little by little, constantly stirring to get desired consistency.

  3. Use the cloud dough to create and play! Have fun.


  • Wow! What does the cloud dough feel like?

  • What do you want to make with it?

  • What else do you want to try and add to the cloud dough to change the texture or color?


  • What materials do I need to make cloud dough?

  • I wonder how much ____ (material) do I need?

  • How do I know that my cloud dough has the right consistency?

  • What can I do if my cloud dough is too ___(adjective)?

  • What should I do next?

Language Strategies

Verbal Comprehension: Action- upon-object verbs