Macaroni Fun ~ Snow Dough

Wintery fun in the snow ... indoors

By Anna Hall, Hickory NC Publisher Mom December 23, 2014
No need to find actual snow day to play with the white stuff. This simple recipe for snow dough uses just two ingredients you already have around the house. Added bonus: instead of leaving your hands frozen and dry, it makes them silky and soft. Kids of all ages will have fun with this one, molding the home-made snow into fun shapes or just squishing the clay with their fingers. Add fun props to build snowmen!  

Materials needed:
2 cups corn starch
1/2 cup baby oil (or vegetable oil)
2-4 tablespoons white or silver glitter (optional)

What to do:
To make the snow dough, simply mix the corn starch with the oil until all the powder is mixed in well. Add the glitter (if using). It should feel soft and damp, and stick together when molded.

Now you're ready to crunch the snow between your fingers for great sensory play and begin making shapes and other creations. Use props like small twigs, pipe cleaners, beads, bottle caps, ribbon, etc to decorate a snowman family!

Note: if making this with kids young enough that a risk of ingestion exists, use vegetable oil instead of the baby oil, just in case!