- December 25, 2013
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All kids love playing with mushy dough. Play dough, clay, putty, whatever it is, my kids love it. My kids also love playing in the snow. Sadly it is still fairly early in our snow season this year so we haven’t had that opportunity yet. So when I saw this recipe on Growing a Jeweled Rose I knew I had to give it a try. I have tried other snow like doughs in the past, but this one seemed special.
This dough smells wonderful, feels silky, is very cold (like snow), and is mold-able like play dough. Awesome right?
Not to mention that this is super easy. And of course, you can stay inside in the warmth of your home. That’s my favorite part!
The key to making this dough really feel like snow is to freeze the cornstarch and refrigerate the lotion overnight.
Those are the two key ingredients, cornstarch and lotion. I used a whole box of cornstarch, frozen of course, and put it in a large mixing bowl. Then I just added lotion (from the fridge) until I got the consistency I was looking for. Essentially, I was looking for it to feel a bit like play dough.
I added in a drop or two of peppermint extract because it made it extra festive with the smell of candy cane. Be sure to use scent free lotion if you plan to add the peppermint. I don’t think scented lotion would mix well with peppermint. Peppermint baby powder? Not cool. The original website also suggested adding in some glitter, but I have a hate hate relationship with glitter. Looks pretty but the clean-up is a drag.
Over all this was a great easy craft-time for a gloomy, but not yet snowy, afternoon. I loved how I already had everything stocked on hand. The only preparation was the time in the freezer and fridge. You can’t beat that!