Rainbow Scented Cloud Dough

Welcome to 4th edition of 12 Months of Sensory Dough where 12 KBN Bloggers will bring you their special spin on a popular sensory dough. This month’s feature… Scented dough! Our hope is to provide a resource where you can find all things Sensory Dough in one place. We feel so excited about this being a place for you to find and share great ideas, that we have opened our link-ups for an entire year.

April Scented Dough

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What is Scented Dough?

Scented Dough is interesting because it can take on so many forms. You can make any sensory dough scented by adding a variety of ingredients to them.

Simply put scented dough is:

Any Sensory Dough that smells delicious.

Its the sort of thing that makes you wish computers were scratch and sniff.

For our experiment with Scented Dough, we decided to use our 2 ingredient recipe we created for the perfect cloud dough.

What Should Scented Dough Look Like?

What is Scented Cloud Dough.jpg

The thing about scented dough… it isn’t described by looks. It is described by smell. According to my good friends at The Imagination Tree, Learn Play Imagine, and My Nearest and Dearest you might describe Scented Dough as:





What Experiment Did We Do With Scented Dough?

I have always seen colorful doughs and wanted to try our hand at making our own. Since I know I am not very good at playdough, I decided we would start with our SIMPLE and EASY cloud dough recipe.

Science Experiment for Scents.jpg

After doing a science experiment with the scents, we got to work making 6 different scented cloud dough batches. Each time we had to tweak our recipe just a tad. In the end, I think we ended up with a simple and easy scented cloud dough recipe that you could use with any smell you desire!

Adding Scent to Oil Cloud Dough.jpgFirst we added candy flavoring to our oil. We used Wilton Candy And Icing Flavorings (Apple, Peppermint, Cherry, and Cinnamon) and Vanilla and Almond extract.

Mixing Oil and Coloring Cloud Dough experiment.pngNext we added the coloring. We used Wilton Frosting Coloring Gels, which made a beautiful color as you will see later, but our initial method might not have been the most effective. We mixed the oil and coloring together, only to learn that they do not mix. In fact, I bet you can guess our next science experiment.

Mixing Scented Cloud Dough.jpgTo make the dough, we poured our flour in a bowl. Made a well in the middle and slowly mixed the ingredients together.

Mixing with our hands is always our favorite way of mixing.

We learned through smurf hands, that mixing the color and oil together wasn’t the best way to mix. Although it did still work and make a pretty color. And oh, how I wish you could smell the almond smell.

Mixing Cloud Dough Recipe.jpgWe finally figured out the perfect method.

Our Scented Cloud Dough Recipe:

You Need:

2 cups Flour
1/2 cup Vegetable Oil
1 teaspoon of any extract or candy flavoring
Wilton Frosting Coloring

To Make Scented Cloud Dough:

Pour your flour into a bowl and make a well in the center.
Mix flavoring/scent to the oil and pour your oil in the center well.
Add coloring to the oil, and stir just a little to break up the coloring.
Next, slowly fold in the flour until you have a creamy solid colored paste in the center of your bowl.
Finally, mix it all together using a fork or mixing beater.

Rainbow Scented Cloud dough balls.jpgAfter we had mixed and played with each color separately, it was time to make our rainbow of scented dough. We poured each dough into a plastic container in order and waited for the perfect time to explore and play. But, oh my goodness, did our house smell so good!

Rainbow Scented Cloud Dough

Were We Successful At Making Scented Dough?

Rainbow Scented Cloud Dough.pngWell, it looks beautiful. It is the first dough that I honestly just can’t stop looking at. So it definitely is appealing. But does it smell good?

We had the perfect test. Yesterday, our dear friends came over with their 5 children! Yes, 5 children. Immediately, their oldest 2 were interested in the smell coming from the kitchen.

What is that smell?
Why does it smell so good?
Can we play with it?
What do we do with it?

Playing with Rainbow Scented Cloud Dough.jpgThey had so much fun! They started off with one color each.

Then slowly started to mix, measure, and create. It was a perfect party activity and definitely something that I will be doing in the future!

Now for the fun part…

Would you call this recipe a success or a fail? Do you have a favorite Scented Dough recipe that you consider a success or do you have a fail you want to share? We want to see! Link up your recipes or post pictures to FacebookInstagramTwitter orGoogle+. Tag your pictures with #ilovesensorydough.

Be sure to check out each blogger, as we will each provide a different take on the dough, some of us with have the BEST recipe ever, while others (probably me) will show you our attempts (both failed and successful)

You can read more about each Co-hosts and more about the Series  or follow along below:

Lemon Lime Adventure~Look! We’re Learning!~Glittering Muffins~Still Playing School~
Little Bins for Little Hands!~Natural Beach Living~The Eyes of a Boy~Powerful Mothering~
Wildflower Ramblings!~I Heart Crafty Things~Delightful Learning~The Life of Jennifer Dawn

Please read the following guidelines before linking up.

  • Share family-friendly posts related to the month’s theme. Feel free to link old or new posts that highlight your favorite recipes for sensory dough. Failures and unsuccessful attempts are welcome.
  • We ask that no posts are linked with copy/paste recipes from other sources. If you use a recipe from another source, please link back to the original recipe.
  • By linking up, you give permission to share your post and one photograph in future posts and through social media channels.
  • Visit 2-3 other posts that others have shared. Discover new ideas and meet new friends!

The linky will remain open all year. On the 12th of each month, all co-hosts will post a new dough with their spin, highlighting at least one post from the month before and pin each post to the 12 Months of Sensory Dough Board.
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17 thoughts on “Rainbow Scented Cloud Dough”

  1. Brittni

    Would it be possible to use olive oil instead of veggie?

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  4. I just recently found your blog and I love it! I am featuring this tomorrow on the blog I run with another professional nanny on our blog Regarding Nannies for Creative Nanny Wednesday. You have so many things to offer and I love all the links too! I can’t wait to explore them with my nanny kids this week! Thank you!

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      Wonderful! Thank you so much! I’d love to see it when you have it ready!

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  8. Nicole

    Where did you buy your candy flavoring and frosting coloring?

    1. Lemon Lime Adventures

      We get ours at our local craft store or Target but the post has a link to amazon too.

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