Like in many of our sensory play ideas in last couple weeks, the challenge to play with cloud dough brought us back to kids’ kitchen! We had lots of fun playing with 2 very different textures – cloud dough and jelly. And made fun pretend play jelly cherry pie with cloud dough crust! Almost good enough to eat!
Of course, all of the ingredients used both to make a jelly and to make a cloud dough are safe and this pie can actually be eaten. Only not sure how much we would like its taste!
All of the ingredients used both to make a jelly and to make a cloud dough are safe and this pie can actually be eaten. Only not sure how much we would like it’s taste!
Supplies for Pretend Play Jelly Cherry Pie
You will need:
To make jelly cherries:
We have used standard gelatin from a bag (already colored red). We added half of the amount of water they recommend on the bag. To create fake cherries made of jelly we used ball ice tray and filled it with jelly then left the tin in a fridge for couple hours.
For cloud dough:
We used 2 cups of all-purpose flour and 1/3 cup of vegetable oil. Simply add oil to flour and stir.
Pretend Play Cooking Jelly Cherry Pie
My daughter made most of the preparations by herself. Some of our cherries were more cooperative than others and we couldn’t remove all the “cherries” from the tray. But what we managed to get out was more than enough for a great cherry pie.
Toddler enjoyed making a dough from a cloud dough for her pie as you can see from the pictures. When she was satisfied with dough, she placed it in an oven to bake it.
When she removed it from an oven, she decided to sprinkle cloud dough all over the jelly cherries and serve it.
Have to say that this is really messy play! Be careful to set a play area far away from any carpets! I did a mistake of letting her play on a carpet with cloud dough and although you can vacuum it, on many parts of carpet we still have greasy stains from oil.
Still, this was a fun sensory and pretend play activity and toddlers and preschoolers will surely enjoy it!
What to Try Next?
- Try cutting jelly! Great workout for little fingers!
- You can also choose of 33 sensory play ideas with jelly.
- If you want to mix things up, let kids play pretend fishing!