Cotton Candy Sensory Play

When you think of Cotton Candy, I am sure you have fond memories of going to the fair, carnival or perhaps the beach boardwalk. I have fond memories of those things too. However, when you have a pet unicorn who grew up in a magical land called, The Cotton Candy Kingdom, you get all sorts of extra sweet memories. Pun intended.

About a year ago Sprinkles and I went for a long weekend to The Cotton Candy Kingdom (The CCK) and went “Rainbow Sliding”. Yes, it’s as awesome as it sounds. You get a lift on the back of a Pegasus to the top of a rainbow and slide down them. I say them, because in The CCK when it rains the whole sky fills with rainbows– hundreds of them. It’s probably the most beautiful thing you will ever see. The clouds are made of cotton candy and when it rains they turn from pink to blue. You slide down a rainbow and then bounce off a blue cotton candy cloud to the next rainbow. It was probably on of the best days of my life.

So happy FriYAY! Let’s kick off the weekend with this sweet post for your littles. They will love playing with these Cotton Candy Sensory Play projects.


Here is what you’ll need…

1 cup water

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

1/2 cup salt

1 tablespoon cream of tartar

1 cup flour

1 tbsp. Cotton Candy Flavor

Food coloring (Pink & Blue)



Large spoon


Let’s get started!

1.) Combine water, oil, salt, cotton candy flavor, food coloring and cream of tartar in saucepan and heat until warm.

2.) In a large bowl whisk together your flour and glitter.

3.) Remove the saucepan from heat and add flour/glitter.

4.) Stir, then knead until smooth (it will be hot… so be careful! I let mine cool for a few moments until I could tolerate kneading it).

5.) Play with your Cotton Candy Play Dough! (Store this dough in an airtight container or a Ziploc freezer bag. I like to use mason jars. You can also put a damp paper towel in the bottom to help keep your dough moist.)


Here is fun for your kids to “play with their food”. Simply use a rolling pin to flatten out cotton candy and then let them use cookie cutters to cut out some magical shapes. Then taste them (…of course)! :)

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Have a magical weekend. See you Monday! xo

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