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4.5 from 2 votes

How to Make Moon Dough

Make your own Moon dough, or cloud dough to keep the kids busy for hours!
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: DIY, Kids
Author: [email protected]


  • 8 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup vegetable oil or baby oil
  • Food color if you want to color it
  • Essential oils for fragrance I used lavender


  • Pour flour into a large plastic container or tub and add food coloring and essential oils if you desire.
  • Dump in the oil to the center and mix together with your hands until it is evenly distributed and the flour sticks together when you squeeze it. Add more oil if needed to get the correct consistency.
  • Give the kids molds, scoops, and more and let them enjoy.
  • This can be stored for a couple weeks in an airtight container before drying out.

Gluten Free

  • Use Corn Flour or other gluten free flours if your child has a gluten intolerance. I have also heard that you can make this using playground sand and oil (however I have not personally tried it)