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.
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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:
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.
Then they moved on to other winter creations. Lovey had fun making a family of snowmen.
And Tinker, my little puppy lover, happily added a snow puppy to the collection.
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?
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