Colorful Cloud Dough

Have you ever wondered if it was possible to make cloud dough different colors?  I wanted to make some seasonal cloud dough for Halloween but didn't know how.  So, of course, I did an internet search and I found that it is, in fact, possible to color cloud dough!  Powdered Tempera Paint, Oil Based Food Coloring or Powdered Food Coloring were the answers I found!

We tried orange tempera powdered paint because it was the first recipe we found (next time I am trying the oil based/powdered food coloring one!)

If you do this one, don't get overzealous with getting the color to be really deep and vibrant because then the paint begins to stick on your hands.  So we ended up taking our first batch aside and then adding it to a larger batch for a less vibrant color.  Still more orange than white and the kids really liked it a lot.

Too orange to not at all orange to a little bit orange.


Samantha Marshall, M.A.

Samantha is, just like you, excited to make a difference in our community and our world. With a Master of Arts degree in English Literature, you might ask how she found herself building and writing for a website focused on child care. From 1995 through 2001, Samantha started her career working for Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) sponsors which introduced her to the importance of non-profits, community and quality child care. Her experience with Sponsors, State Officials, and Family Child Care Providers left a great and lasting impression. Later in her career and her most recent position at SAGE Publications, an academic publisher, was as a product manager for a new online resource! During this time many of Samantha's passions collided. A love for the written word, children and the proliferation of knowledge as well as a fascination with the resources the internet gives us, building a community for child care on is the perfect way to make the difference she wanted to. Needless to say, she is very excited to be an active part of creating and building