The thing about having girls is that there is a lot of glitter.

We make sparkly artwork, we have glittery shoes, we put sparkling barrettes in our hair… the list is endless. I love it.

DIY Glittery Cloud Dough with Vegetable Oil and Flour from The DIY Mommy

I’ve been wanting to make “cloud dough” for a while for my girls (it’s mouldable dough with a soft, silky texture) and when a rainy day presented itself a couple of weeks ago I knew it was the perfect opportunity to get to work.

DIY Glittery Cloud Dough with Vegetable Oil and Flour from The DIY Mommy

Most recipes I’ve seen use baby oil, but I wanted to use what I had on hand, so I used simple vegetable oil and flour. What makes our DIY cloud dough special is the “fairy dust” (glitter) we sprinkled it with and the secret “treasures” (sequins)!

DIY Glittery Cloud Dough with Vegetable Oil and Flour from The DIY Mommy

Here’s how I made this simple, glittery cloud dough:

Mix 8 cups of flour with 3/4 cups of vegetable oil, a sprinkling of “fairy dust” (coarse glitter) and a handful of “jeweled treasure” (sequins). I used a wooden spoon, and then my hands to squeeze it together.

DIY Glittery Cloud Dough with Vegetable Oil and Flour from The DIY Mommy

The dough should be like sticky sand that you can form into a ball when squeezed (if it’s still to powdery, add more oil bit by bit).

DIY Glittery Cloud Dough with Vegetable Oil and Flour from The DIY Mommy

I put ours in a big tub on the floor and let the girls go to town. The lovely thing about this dough is that it’s not hard to sweep up if it “accidentally” gets tromped all over your kitchen floor (it’s also a nice activity for outside).

DIY Glittery Cloud Dough with Vegetable Oil and Flour from The DIY Mommy

Sand toys, sisters and glittery cloud dough? A perfect day.