I’m excited to be taking part in 12 months of Sensory Dough this year. I followed along last year as a reader and enjoyed seeing all the different varieties. This month for January, we will be focusing on snow dough.
The boys and I made our snow dough together. We experimented with a new recipe and had fun inventing the recipe as well as playing with our finished glittery snow dough.
For this snow dough, we decided to go with a glittery look since snow is kinda magical.. glitter is kinda magical.. so we felt like that all tied in together, plus the kids love their glitter!
To get in the mood for your sensory snow dough play, check out a few picture books about snow first and then get started!
The simplest way to make a glitter snow dough would be a cloud dough using 1:4 ratio of corn flour to oil, plus glitter (you can see one of our simple cloud dough recipes here)
I wondered whether we could substitute the corn flour for baby powder since they are a similar texture, but baby powder always reminds me of snow.
Mix (We did add a little extra corn flour too, to help with consistency)
Mixing together with the children gives a good chance to talk about textures and states of the materials – whether they are solid, liquid, crumbly, gooey etc.
We decided that we wanted our snow dough to be something a little more mouldable – more like a playdough consistency than a cloud dough, so we added some lotion and then a big squeeze of mousse (I would recommend it is probably better to use shaving foam than mousse, that occurred to me afterwards)
That immediately transformed our snowy cloud dough into a soft and mouldable playdough.
It’s easy to add a new ingredient to turn one dough into another. (You can see in this old post how we turned cloud dough into another easy no cook playdough)
Here’s the resulting soft glittery snow dough:
After playing, we placed it into a zip lock bag and kept it in the fridge, but it will last a couple of days maximum – I guess because of the mousse or foam, the texture and consistency starts to get a little weird when you go back to it and it’s best played with freshly made. So don’t make a huge amount at one time – just whatever your kids need for that one play session.
Check out some more fun winter sensory play ideas
Here are all the other Snow Dough recipes and activities from the other bloggers taking part in 12 months of sensory dough this year
Experimenting with Snow Dough | Lemon Lime Adventures
How to Make Snow Dough (Taste Safe) | Powerful Mothering
Book-Inspired Snow Dough Sensory Play | Stir the Wonder
Snow Dough Science | Raising Lifelong Learners
Edible Snow Dough | Wildflower Rambling
Rubbery Marshmallow Play Dough | Therapy Fun Zone
Snow Dough & Outdoor Play | Peakle Pie
Music Inspired Snow Dough | Witty Hoots
Glittery Snow Dough | In The Playroom
Arctic Small World Snow Dough | Best Toys 4 Toddlers
Snow Dough Frozen Inspired Small World | Preschool Inspirations
Sparkly Taste Safe Snow Dough for Toddler & Preschool Sensory Play | Bare Feet on the Dashboard
Fizzy, Frozen Snow Dough | It’s A Long Story
Frozen Inspired Snow Dough | The Pleasantest Thing
Snow Fairy Small World with Snow Sensory Dough | Still Playing School
| The Life of Jennifer Dawn
Baby Cereal Snow Dough |Creative World of Varya
Arctic play snow dough & fizzing science | Glittering Muffins
| Little Bins for Little Hands
Make sure that you’re following the 12 months of Sensory Dough Pinterest board to keep up to date with all of the sensory dough recipes this year. You can also see all the 12 months of Sensory Dough posts at Lemon Lime Adventures by clicking the picture below.
If you want to follow along with the prompts with your own kids, these are the doughs we will be making each month so that you can plan ahead.
Anna Marikar, mum of four and seasoned blogger, has spent over a decade sharing her parenting journey and passion for kid-friendly crafts and free printables.
Her easy-to-follow craft ideas and practical parenting advice have transformed In The Playroom into a cherished resource for parents.