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. 

Snow Dough

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)

Snow Dough


Mix the cornstarch and vegetable oil.

Knead in the glitter.

If you need to adjust the consistency, add more oil or cornstarch.

Snow Dough

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.