Making Snow Dough for Winter Time Fun
How to Make Snow Dough
A few years back, a favorite, local craft blogger/friend of mine gave us Snow Dough. Alina loved it back then, and I’ve been making it for a quick Winter time, indoor fun activity ever since. Once you learn how to make snow dough, you’ll be amazed at how easy and quick it is to turn your warm, comfy house into a Winter Wonderland that any little one will love.
There are only 3 ingredients to making snow dough, all of which I picked up while on a recent grocery run to Walmart. I also used a few craft items that I picked up over the holidays for embellishments.
Making Snow Dough is SO Easy!
All you need to make snow dough is….
* 2 cups Corn Starch
* 1/3rd cup Vegetable Oil
* Lots of Glitter!!
Mix it all together and you’ve got SNOW DOUGH!
Earlier this Winter, we took the kids up to Mount Charleston like we do every year. This Winter, however, has been warmer than most and, instead of lots of snow, there was mostly ice in the are we usually go. Alina was bummed we couldn’t make a proper snowman, but both kids were in awe of the white stuff. Sebastian especially had a great time.
Shortly after our snowman failure, Alina helped me make some snow dough. The kids had a blast! Especially with Disney’s recent release of Frozen, Alina had so much made different version of Olaf… happy Olaf, 3-eyed sad Olaf, squished Olaf. We used the craft eyes from our Thanksgiving Turkey gratitude craft and twigs from outside. Sebas was in “ooooman” heaven as he mushed his little fingers deep into the dough. Sebas is a different child – Alina hated getting her fingers dirty at his age – and I enjoy watching him explore his senses.
Indoor Winter fun can be had… and even for the warm weather folks wanting to enjoy some Winter Wonderland inspired fun, making snow dough snowmen is an easy indoor activity. It works on sensory development and creativity, and it’s also natural for the kids that put everything in their mouth (ahem, Sebastian).