To make Cloud Dough you will need:
8 Cups of plain flour
1 Cup of baby oil
I doubled the recipe, but there still wasn't enough for a lot of moulding and shaping to take place because we had so many eager little hands wanting in on the action. Next time I would double it again - more is more when it comes to sensory experiences!
After all the mixing and exploring, I set out the jars of spices with small spoons so that the children could scoop the spices of their choice into the mixture.
In no time at all the fragrances transported us from our Aussie suburban preschool to an Indian bazaar.
For more sensory play ideas:
Top 10 Sensory Play Ideas from 2011 from The Imagination Tree
How to Make Flubber, Glurch and other Homemade Art Supplies at Home from Apartment Therapy
For more ideas on ways to use spices in play:
Scented Playdough - Cinnamon Spice from Not Just Cute
Enhancing the Senses from Irresistible Ideas for Playbased Learning
Spice Painting from Play Create Explore
What sensory experiences have your children been enjoying lately?