Do you wanna build a snowman? In July?? Yes, I went there. This week we made a few batches of snow dough for the kids to play with. This really fun and incredibly soft dough is super easy to make and only uses 3 ingredients, one being optional!
This craft is fun but let me warn you- it can get messy! It’s probably best to play outside with it if you can. It’s currently over 100 degrees here today so we went the inside route and it did take me like 20 minutes to clean up the aftermath of “fun”. The kids did enjoy it though and it kept them busy for over an hour- so it was worth it.
Want to make some snowmen now? Ok, here’s what you’ll need:
2 c corn starch
1/2 c vegetable oil
3 T sliver glitter (optional and you can use whatever color you have)
To make it you just essentially stir the corn starch and oil until it’s the texture of a dough. It’s crumbly but sticks together so you can shape it into a ball. I gave each of my kids a 9×12 baking sheet to mix theirs. If it’s not sticking, add a speck more oil.
It’s really a neat texture! The kids had fun patting it down and making shapes out of it using some kitchen “tools” I gave them.
Besides the glitter, it would be safe to ingest, so it would still be fun sensory play for toddlers too.
Last summer we made Cloud Dough, and this is essentially the same thing, but made with corn starch so it has a white appearance. The recipe above was perfect for one of my kids and gave them enough to play with, without it getting too out of hand.
The kids had a blast mixing, pounding and shaping the dough into different shapes and snowmen of varying sizes. It also got them away from asking me to play Minecraft- a definite bonus!
Have you ever made snow dough before? What’s been your experience with it?