My daughter’s current obsession lately is slime. Creating it, buying it, making messes with it. I’ve been wanting to make snow dough for ages – it’s the only tactile activity we hadn’t yet experienced. I think the only thing that was holding me back was the fact that you have to cook it, but now that I’ve done it I know how easy it is and I want to share this simple craft with you all was well.
First decide what kind of look you want to go for with your dough. You can easily make it fit into any theme by adding food coloring and colored glitter. We were initially going to stick to the snow theme and just add glitter, but what child can resist food coloring?
Pink was our color of choice and we added the “Christmas” with red, green and silver glitter. Once it’s finished cooking and you’ve kneaded the dough a few times, add the glitter, if using and knead well to distribute.
My daughter enjoyed being an artist with her dough by sculpting a dough face complete with brows and lashes and then a volcano. I love seeing the kids explore, learn, create and most importantly have fun!
- 1 cup flour
- 1 cup water
- ½ cup salt
- 2 teaspoons cream of tartar
- 1 tablespoon oil
- glitter and food coloring (optional)
- Mix the first five ingredients together in a small pot.
- If you're adding food coloring, add it now.
- Stir everything together well before turning on stovetop.
- Over medium heat, stir mixture constantly until the dough starts to pull away from the sides.
- Immediately turn dough out onto max paper and allow a few minutes to cool.
- Knead the dough well, add glitter and continue kneading until you're pleased with the desired look.
- Enjoying playing with the dough onto a protected surface.
- You may store in an air tight container.
Originally published November 5, 2017
My granddaughter and her mom just made something similar. This looks fun, I love that it’s pink!
My daughter is the same way! As long as it doesn’t end up on fabric, I’m okay with it. This sparkling snow would definitely appeal to her, and be a fun thing for us to make together.
Janella Panchamsingh says
My kids love fun crafts like this to do. Especially with Christmas near by my daughter would be ecstatic to make play dough
Heather Johnson says
My kiddos are obsessed with playing with dough of all sorts. I love this idea for Christmas in July. I totally just made a Christmas wreath myself! Pinning and stumbling this idea too!
This looks really cool! Our 8 yr old daughter would love this!