February 16, 2023
How to Make Cloud Dough with Toothpaste

If you don’t already know, I am a huge fan of Cloud. Unbelievably fun to play with and squish, I love that it only requires a few ingredients that you most likely already have in your home. Needless to say, this is the perfect rainy-day activity that creates endless hours of sensory fun. This recipe does not disappoint! I promise you, this Cloud Dough is something you never knew you needed in your life :)



Cloud dough is really like any other dough. It is squishy, soft, and moldable. Cloud Dough is an uncommon texture you can make at home with just a few simple ingredients.

You may be wondering why you would make Cloud Dough at home when you can just purchase premade dough or slime products at the store. Well, I really don’t have a great answer for you but who doesn’t love an at-home experiment to see what will happen if you mix the ingredients to make this dough?

In this step-by-step how-to guide, I will show you exactly what I do to make this squeezable Cloud Dough.

Watch me make this Cloud Dough now by clicking below. If you prefer to read along, scroll past the video and let’s get started!

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You will need the following ingredients to make Cloud Dough:

1 Tube of Toothpaste (about one-quarter cup)

1/2 cup of cornstarch or baby powder

A splash of water

Glitter (optional)

You will also need a bowl/container and something to mix the ingredients


Step 1: Empty the entire contents of your toothpaste tube into a bowl.

You can really use whatever toothpaste you have on hand. I am using this one because my kids did not like the taste and I figured I would use it for something else.

One thing I must say is to make sure you like the scent of the toothpaste since that is what you will be smelling while playing with this ball of dough. To be honest, the smell of this toothpaste was a little much for me. I think the scent is called bubble mint or something close to that.

What if you don’t have toothpaste? Can you use something else? Of course, you can! You can use lotion and conditioner too. If you want to see how to make Cloud Dough using lotion instead of toothpaste, you can check out my post here.

Step 2: Next, add the cornstarch. You can add it all at once or a little bit at a time. I like to add it all at once in one big dump.

Step 3: Now all you want to do is mix, mix, and mix some more.

Eventually, you will notice the toothpaste adhering to the cornstarch. The mixture will turn crumbly before it fully comes together. Keep in mind that this mixing process can take a little time but keep working at it and you will see it slowly form one consistent mass.

You want the final texture to feel smooth and not sticky at all to the touch.

Step 4: Add a splash of water to the dough mixture. I like to do this to solidify my cloud dough a little more. This step is optional and only needs to be completed if your dough is more on the crumbly side.

If your dough is feeling a little sticky after adding all the ingredients, try sprinkling in a little more cornstarch.

If the dough feels too crumbly with bits falling off, try squeezing out a tiny bit more toothpaste from your tube or add a few more drops of water.

Make sure to massage and knead the dough until your reach the final texture you want.

Once the ingredients all come together you are done! Enjoy squishing and squeezing your Cloud Dough. Don’t forget to whip out all those old Play-doh molds and play, play, play! Cookie cutters are also fun to use when playing with this Toothpaste Cloud Dough.

Try adding glitters or clay sprinkles to your Toothpaste Cloud Dough to make it more aesthetically pleasing if you like :)


Cloud Dough can last for quite a while as long as you follow a few key steps before and after playtime.

First, always make sure to wash your hands before and after playing with your Cloud Dough.

Always make sure you play with your cloud dough on a clean surface.

Always store your cloud dough in a clean airtight container.

If your dough starts to get dry you can add a splash of water or a squirt of lotion.

If your dough starts to get wet and sticky, try adding a teeny bit more cornstarch.

Thank you for checking out this RainbowPlayMaker Tutorial today :)

Mastering slime can be a little intimidating but the more recipes and tutorials you try, the easier the process becomes and the better your end results will be.

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