The weather outside is frightful – or, it’s getting that way. For that reason we’re making dry snow sensory dough that’s going to keep the kids occupied for an hour or snow when it’s just too cold to go outside.
What I love about this dough, it’s dry and perfect for making a miniature snowstorm, but it can also be formed into balls and pressed together to make cookie cutter shapes.
Make Dry Snow Sensory Dough
1.5 cups baking soda
1 cup cornstarch
1 cup water
Mix all of the ingredients together over medium heat in a sauce pan and use a spoon to mix until it’s the consistency of mashed potatoes, just like you were going to make play dough on the stove. Stir it constantly, as the corn starch can get really tricky to stir when you let it harden with water. When it’s reached the right consistency, pour it into a bowl to cool off. Knead when it’s ready and hand it over to the kids to play with.
Remember – Embrace the
Mess Fun(I’m slowly learning…)
Did they love it? Olivia did. She played with it for the longest creating a snowstorm, a snowman and even a little scarf from a few pieces of ribbon that she found. Violet wasn’t as excited and didn’t like the residue that it left on her hand.
How easy was it to clean up? You could put it in a tub to save some clean up, but we played with the snow sensory dough right on the table. A quick vaccuum and it was cleaned up and ready to move on to the next activity.
Tip: when they are finished playing, seal it in a plastic container or ziploc bag for up to eight weeks