Sparkly Snowflake Winter Play Dough

Today we’re back with our friends from Nothing if Not Intentional, Fun-A-Day!, Play Trains!, My Nearest and Dearest, and Buggy and Buddy to share more fun winter play ideas.

My girls are so interested in snow. Almost daily they ask if we can go visit their grandparents to see snow, and anytime the temperature drops just a little bit they ask if it’s cold enough to snow now. I can’t make it snow for them here in Florida, but we’ve been doing a few activities that let them create and explore a little bit about snow.

After putting away our Christmas play dough, we decided to make some snowy winter play dough.

Sparkly Snowflake Winter Play Dough

This post contains affiliate links.


To get a pretty white play dough we used the no cook play dough recipe from The Homemade Play Dough Recipe Book, replacing the flour with corn starch. Then we added white glitter to make it sparkly.

To create the invitation to play I rolled some “snow balls” and set them up with:

Winter Play Dough Materials

At first the girls used the snowflake cutters and made a few snowflakes. They were really excited to see the imprints left behind after they removed the embellishments.

Play Dough Snowflakes

Then they moved on to other winter creations. Lovey had fun making a family of snowmen.

Play Dough Snowman

And Tinker, my little puppy lover, happily added a snow puppy to the collection.

Winter Play Dough Toddler Activity

This winter dough has been out for a couple of weeks now, and all the kids are making all sorts of winter inspired play dough art.

Have you ever made play dough with corn starch instead of flour?


Get a Full Week of Snowflake Fun and Learning

Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.


Get Your Copy

Home Preschool Snowflake Theme Lesson Plans

Preschool Classroom Snowflake Theme Lesson Plans

Visit the other sites participating in the Winter Play Days series to find more fun ways to play.

Nothing if Not Intentional


Play Trains!

My Nearest and Dearest

Buggy and Buddy

You Might Also Like...


  1. This looks like a blast. I love how many things you found to put in the tray. It’s great fine motor practice. Thanks for sharing at the After School Linky!

  2. This is so fun! I love the fun activities you can have with regular old playdough! Glad to meet you in my Sits Tribe! 🙂

  3. Um…LOVE this…and your site. Seriously, great idea! My girls are dying to see snow…am sharing this on my FB page. Glad to have found you through SITS…and happy to be part of our tribe! Where are you in FL? I’m South Florida…

  4. I love all the extra embellishments you put on the tray. Thanks for sharing at the After School Link Party.

  5. I love that you added so many fun things to your play-dough station – my middle child would love this. The penguin tray also looks very inviting.

  6. LOVE this activity! Awesome fine motor and sensory activity – and so pretty to look at too! Sharing with our Facebook followers and pinning! 🙂

  7. I love how intent and engaged your girls always seem to be in the pictures of your activities. I can tell that this really drew them in!

  8. Pretty! Glitter always is a hit in play dough!

  9. Beautiful, and I bet the feel of this snowy winter play dough was wonderful! 🙂

  10. What a fun play dough invitation! I love how open-ended it is and all the sparkly decorations!

  11. Your playdough invitations are always so beautiful, Shaunna! I love this one!!

  12. Fun winter play dough activity and great photos, Shaunna! Pinning.

Speak Your Mind