This is a fun winter version of play dough. It has a very cool sensory feel to it, and feels very silky and is crumbly.
You can adjust the texture a little bit to make it more dry and powdery, or a little more sticky. This is a great activity for any time of year, whether you want to do something winter-related in the summer, or make a snowman outside and then one inside.
My kids love sensory activities and the feeling of this dough, and it is a nice craft to do inside after hours spent outside in the snow.
Snow dough can get a bit messy so be sure to use trays or another method of making clean-up easy! I personally always use plastic trays from the craft store to help contain messy projects like these.
2 cups cornstarch
1/3 cup vegetable oil
6 tablespoons glitter (preferably fine glitter)
Mix the cornstarch and vegetable oil.
Knead in the glitter.
If you need to adjust the consistency, add more oil or cornstarch.
My girls really enjoyed playing with their snow dough, especially since it had a really fun sensory texture to it – and they were also very excited about the glitter!
Store in a container when not in use, like a baggie or plastic container.
Want another fun winter activity for kids? Check out my recipe for Snow Ice Cream!
Inspired by a project seen in Family Fun magazine.
I added essential oils as well. Thieves and lemon were my choice. Smelled great and good to have the thieves during bug/flu season.
Can you make ornaments with this recipe?
(Snow Dough) Well this snow dough seems easy enough to make. I am going to try this out with the grandson next Wednesday when I go to visit him.
What great idea and material resource that is! I appreciate your post. i am an early childhood educator and am always looking for new ideas.
Oh gosh! I love this. And it has glitter. I can’t get enough of glitter.I’ll have to try this out with my goddaughter and my nieces. Thanks for the tutorial.
I love this recipe because it’s non toxic! This is a really cool idea for a snowy day at home.
This looks like a really cute idea for any child! My kids dont mind getting a little messy so I’m sure they would love this.
My daughter would probably have so much fun making this!! We’ll have to try it one day
This looks so cool! I’m squirreling it away as a funnindoor activity for a gloomy winter day!
I’m going to try this out with my nephews… I’m going to follow your exact instructions, and I am sure we’ll have a blast.
We’ve made this before and my daughters love it so much! We’ll definitely do it again on a rainy day inside.
My kids would LOVE this, I will have to do this with them. Thanks for the idea!
That looks really amazing! Such a really nice idea! I’m gonna try this with my kids!
Such a fun idea. And the best part is no chilly hands! Actually, a perfect activity for when it is actually too cold to go outside and play. Thank you for being so creative.
Oh my goodness! This looks like so much fun. I can’t wait to make it with my daughter.
This is awesome. My kid would really enjoy playing with snow dough. I cannot wait to introduce this to them
Sensory activities are always good for the kids. Making snow dough is a fun thing to do after spending time outside.
Hihi….you got me there for a moment. I honestly thought I was looking at real snow! I think I should do this with Zac, this festive season. Thanks for sharing.
My kids would love making this. We make a lot of slime so I’m going to add this to the mix this week!
I’d probably have another set with different colored glitters… This is is really fun for the young ones.
I think my niece would love this! She loves snow. I agree with adding essential oils.