Get Messy with LEGOs: Dirt Racing!

This blog is part of a five day 'Get Messy with LEGOs Challenge'. See the overview blog here.


Dirt and cars... yes please! This fake dirt is so easy to make and totally taste-safe for younger play enthusiasts. Start your engines...


Get Messy with LEGOs: Dirt Racing!


Materials needed:

  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil
  • brown food coloring
  • container or tray
  • LEGOs including wheels and fun car parts


Get Messy with LEGOs: Dirt Racing!



Cloud dough is such a fun sensory play material and it is really easy to make. Just measure out 2 cups of flour into a bowl. Mix a few drops of food coloring into the vegetable oil and gradually add the oil mixture to the flour. Stir with a fork and then crumble using your hands to help blend in the color. You can add more oil or flour until you get the desired consistency. The cloud dough should stick together when gathered, but crumble under pressure.


Once your cloud dough is in the container, set up some LEGOs including fun car parts like windshields, wheels and seats. Let your kids enjoy the challenge of engineering a rally car to drive in the dirt.


Get Messy with LEGOs: Dirt Racing!


They will have lots of fun forming ramps out of the cloud dough. You could even add a stop watch to the set up and time the rally cars going around the track!


Get Messy with LEGOs: Dirt Racing!


This is a great one to do if you have younger kids because the cloud dough is taste safe. Our youngest tester couldn't get enough of covering her hands in the 'dirt'!


Get Messy with LEGOs: Dirt Racing!



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